CMED

Medical-Surgical Center for Digestive Diseases

Centro Médico – Quirúrgico de Enfermedades Digestivas

Tel: +34 91 562 02 90

Surgeries

General and digestive system surgeons of CMED perform all surgical procedures related with their specialty. In this section of the web we describe in detail the most frequent surgeries. Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Most frequent surgeries

General and digestive system surgeons of CMED perform all surgical procedures related with their specialty. In this section of the web we describe in detail the most frequent surgeries. Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pilonidal Sinus

Description

Pilonidal sinus is a cyst which appears in the intergluteal fold between both buttocks and which contains skin and hair follicle (hair). It is relatively frequent condition, not serious although uncomfortable mainly observed in males between 15 and 30 years, of brown skin and much hair.

Symptoms

Pilonidal sinus may be very painful and uncomfortable. Some symptoms are acute pain, swelling, reddening and pus and blood excretion. Patients may have fever and it may be necessary to drain them to avoid pain.
Treatment

At first, if the pilonidal sinus infects, the wound normally drains and is treated with antibiotics. Nevertheless, in many cases, infection repeats in time and it is necessary to use surgery.
Surgical intervention of pilonidal sinus consists in the drainage of the wound, remove pus and hair and cut the skin and the tissue around the wound. Depending on the patient, our specialists will decide to leave the wound open and cover it with a gauze (requiring daily cures) or close it and monitor it until is total healing.