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Pilonidal Cyst Excision

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about pilonidal cyst excision?

A pilonidal cyst excision is the removal of a cyst on your lower back that has become infected or abscessed (collection of pus).

How do I prepare for pilonidal cyst excision?

What will happen during pilonidal cyst excision?

What should I expect after pilonidal cyst excision?

What are the risks of pilonidal cyst excision?

You may bleed more than expected or get an infection. Your stitches may come apart. The cyst or abscess may develop again.

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