Pilonidal Cysts


Dr. Amaya and his staff are experts at managing large open wounds following surgical drainage of a pilonidal cyst. Whether these wounds require closure via a negative pressure device (aka “wound vac”) or advanced wound dressings we encourage patients to be seen early in our office following surgery so as to heal the wound as quickly as possible and avoid complications from arising which often leads to delayed closure. Note video removal of long shafts of hair from tiny open wounds at the bottom of the page.

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Case 1: Common initial presenting signs for pilonidal cyst. Hair shafts exiting tiny open wounds in middle of buttock.

Case 2: Large cavitary surgical wound which showed excellent response to advanced wound dressings. Minimal scar upon completion of wound care.

Case 3: Large cavitary surgical wound which showed excellent response to advanced wound dressings. Minimal scar upon completion of wound care.

Case 4: Negative pressure wound therapy (aka “wound vac”) is utilized with great success to close large pilonidal cyst open wounds.

Case 5: Removal of long shafts of hair from tiny open wounds.