What exactly are pilonidal cysts?
A pilonidal cyst is an acute or chronic inflammation in the area of the coccyx.
Since pilonidal cysts considerably reduce the quality of life of those affected, it is strongly advised to consult a doctor when the first symptoms appear. This is particularly important because the bacteria that get underneath the skin surface cause inflammation, as a result of the pus being collected in an abscess cavity. These and the fistula tracts are lined with an epithelium (glandular tissue), which the body cannot eliminate itself.