This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Pilonidal sinus abscess at base of spine

Pilonidal sinus abscess at base of spine

M240/0127

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

A pilonidal sinus, a chronic abscess that develops in a congenital opening in the skin near the cleft at the top of the buttocks. Hair shafts, from local follicles or shed body hair, are present in the abscess & act as a focus for persistent inflammation. Healing is hindered by the presence of such non-degradable material. As part of the attempt at healing, epithelium migrates from the skin surface to form a sinus (a track) through the abscess cavity. Treatment of the abscess requires surgery to open and clean the sinus.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}