[Malignant degeneration of chronic pilonidal cyst. Case report]

Ann Ital Chir. Sep-Oct 2009;80(5):407-9.
[Article in Italian]


This report describes the case of a patient with a chronic pilonidal cyst developed squamous cell carcinoma. The case was treated with primary radical excision, followed adjuvant radiation and chemiotherapy. Recurrence following such treatment was high and prognosis poor compared with non melanoma skin cancer.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / etiology*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Perineum
  • Pilonidal Sinus / complications*
  • Pilonidal Sinus / pathology