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J R Soc Med. 1995 January; 88(1): 45P–46P.
PMCID: PMC1295077

Bascom's operation for pilonidal sinus.


During 1985 in England and Wales, 7000 patients were treated for pilonidal disease with an average hospital stay of 5 days. The aim of this paper is to report our early experience with Bascom's operation for pilonidal sinus--a procedure relatively untried in the UK.

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