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Pilonidal Cyst

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Referral is indicated if:
  • there are pits in the midline buttock cleft skin characteristic of pilonidal disease and any symptoms of tenderness, swelling, or drainage
  • there is drainage from one or more sinus tracts in the buttock cleft region
  • there is an abscess in the buttock cleft region. If it is responding to antibiotic treatment, urgent visit to clinic is appropriate. If it is not responding to antibiotics and is acutely inflamed, referral to Emergency Department for evaluation prior to clinic evaluation is appropriate.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit No additional testing is needed.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Appointment Timeframe Patients with acute abscess not responding to antibiotics should be sent to the Emergency Department for immediate care.

Patients with treated, chronic, or recurrent problems will be triaged by Call Center and may be seen within 2-4 weeks.
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit and/or Fax: 734-232-6189 Attn: (physician who will be seeing patient)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-936-5738 (Surgery Call Center) or 734-615-7565 (alternative number for Call Center)
Clinic Location Sites General Surgery and/or Colorectal Surgery Clinic in Taubman Center
UM Consulting Physician Richard E. Burney, MD
Revised on: 04/22/2015



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