Unique Application of Cryocone to Diagnose Umbilical Pilonidal Cyst LD01-LD02
Dr. Kimberly Mallin,
Professor and Director of AUA Health Center, American University of Antigua, College of Medicine,
University Park, Jabberwock, Coolidge, Antigua, W.I. (268) 484-8900.
Patients with umbilical disorders who present with complaints of a mass, pain, tenderness or discharge will typically have a differential diagnosis including umbilical hernias, pyogenic granuloma, endometriosis, Sister Mary Joseph nodule and urachal or epidermoid cysts. We would add the inclusion of pilonidal sinus disease and present the case of a patient with an umbilical pilonidal cyst. The use of a cryocone with lubricating jelly, in this case, proved to be an easy and convenient method that aided in visualization and diagnosis of this fairly uncommon condition.