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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017, Article ID 5791972, 3 pages
Case Report

Rare Type Cranial Postauricular Pilonidal Sinus: A Case Report and Brief Review of Literature

1Department of General Surgery, Bezmialem Vakif University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2Edremit State Hospital General Surgery Department, Edremit, 10300 Balikesir, Turkey
3Edremit State Hospital Biochemistry Department, Edremit, 10300 Balikesir, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Vahit Onur Gul; moc.liamtoh@lugrunov

Received 20 October 2016; Revised 6 December 2016; Accepted 18 December 2016; Published 3 January 2017

Academic Editor: Tahsin Colak

Copyright © 2017 Sebahattin Destek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A pilonidal sinus is a chronic inflammatory process, the etiology of which is still not fully elucidated. It frequently presents at the sacrococcygeal region (typical) and rarely at extrasacrococcygeal (atypical) locations, including the interdigital, axillary, inguinal, and umbilical regions, as well as the neck, face, and scalp. A 46-year-old man presented with a thirty-year history of a slowly growing nodule on the postauricular area of the scalp. The lesion was excised and diagnosed as a pilonidal sinus based on the clinical and histological findings. The purpose of this review is to report the unusual occurrence of a pilonidal sinus on the scalp and to review the literature regarding this particular location of occurrence.