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April 1972

Pilonidal Cyst of the Scalp

Author Affiliations

Eugene, Ore

From the Eugene (Ore) Hospital and Clinic.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(4):578-579. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620070050018

Following trauma in a 5-year-old boy, recurrent inflammation in an area of posttraumatic alopecia on the occiput of the scalp occurred. Surgical intervention at age 13 uncovered a small collection of hair. Removal of this pilonidal cyst resulted in a cure.