Pilonidal Sinus (also called Pilonidal Cyst or Tailbone Cyst or Coccygeal Fistula) is a small hole at the cleft of the top part of the buttocks, above the sacrum. It contains hair that may form cysts or abscess. This condition primarily affects young men (15 to 30 years old), but may also occur on women.
Pilonidal Sinus may be classified as “acute” or “chronic.” If there is an infected abscess, doctors would prescribe antibiotics as well as recommend a surgical operation to drain the affected area of pus. If the sinus is not infected, patients may opt for less invasive procedures, so they may continue with the daily activities even on the same day right after surgery.
It is essential that treatment is done during the early stages, before the sinus grows and requires a more serious surgical operation.
At Jehad International Medical Clinic, we are proud to offer Laser Treatment and Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT), a novel minimally invasive treatment for Pilonidal Sinus — the first of its kind in UAE.