Preauricular pilonidal sinus: The first reported case
Abdulwahid M. Salih1,
Fahmi H. Kakamad2
1Faculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine/Department Surgery/ University of Sulaimani/ François Mitterrand Street/Sulaymaniyah/IRAQ.
2Faculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine/Department Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery/ University of Sulaimani/ François Mitterrand Street/Sulaymaniyah/IRAQ.
Salih AM, Kakamad FH. Preauricular pilonidal sinus: The first reported case. Int J Case Rep Images 2016;7(3):162–164.
Pilonidal sinus is a chronic inflammatory condition associated with the penetration of hair fragments into the skin. The incidence of pilonidal sinus is 0.07%. We present the first reported case of pilonidal sinus occurring in preauricular area in a 22-year-old male.
A 22-year-old male presented with pain and pus discharge from the right preauricular area since two years. On local examination, a scar measuring 2 cm at right preauricular area was found with one external opening. Routine investigations were within normal limits. Complete excision of the scar with the tract was performed. Primary closure of the wound was done. Histopathological examination confirmed pilonidal sinus.
Pilonidal disease is a complex condition that causes both discomfort and embarrassment to sufferers. The etiological origin of a pilonidal sinus is controversial. Although reported in several rare areas of the body other than sacrococcygeal area, to our knowledge, this is the first reported case in which pilonidal sinus occurs in preauricular area. Although pilonidal sinus is most frequently found in the sacrococcygeal region, it could occur in other area including preauricular area.
Abdulwahid M. Salih – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Fahmi H. Kakamad – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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