What is a Pilonidal Cyst? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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Pilonidal cysts typically occur _____.

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1. _____ may be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection.

2. Pilonidal cysts develop as a result of _____ becoming embedded within the skin.

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What is a pilonidal cyst? You can find out how much you know about these cysts and their treatment by working through the worksheet/quiz combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to gauge your understanding of:

  • Where pilonidal cysts occur
  • How to treat a pilonidal cyst
  • Signs of an abscess
  • Why pilonidal cysts develop

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on pilonidal cysts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about medication prescribed to reduce the risk of infection
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why pilonidal cysts occur and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

What is a Pilonidal Cyst? - Definition, Causes & Treatment is a lesson you can use to review more topics about:

  • Characteristics of a cyst
  • How cysts should be drained
  • Attributes of a pilonidal cyst