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Chronic Pilonidal?

Money Mike


Hey everyone, just a question... I have heard the VA will not issue any benefits for someone that has had a pilonidal cyst. But just out of curiosity... I am about to exit the service and am putting my packet for the VA together. I have had 4 pilonidal cystectomys in the past 3 years and just realized yesterday that i have another one!!! :ohmy: Well according to what i have looked at, this is considered "Chronic". I have been looking around on the internet for more info on this and all I've found is that the Canadian VA honors it??? I figured that if anyone out there would know, i would find it here with you guys!!!

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I went to the above cite and typed in the search engine

“pilonidal cyst is granted” I included the quotations. The quotations are important an limit the search

Below are some case I found. Click on these links and start reading. Also, go to the above cite and do some research



http://www4.va.gov/vetapp10/files2/1013759.txt This case shows a rating from a previous decision in the analysis of the current claim.

Sounds like you need to get a service officer and file a cliam. Keep in touch with hadit. Sometimes times 100 heads are better than one.

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Hoppy is right-claim the cysts and anything else that is potentially a ratable disability from your service.

These cysts can be rated:


As this decision says scars have a more recent rating criteria.The 2008 scar ratings were not applicable to this veteran but would be applicable to your claim.

“Diagnostic Code 7801 provides ratings for scars, other than

the head, face, or neck, that are deep or that cause limited

motion. Scars that are deep or that cause limited motion in

an area or areas exceeding 6 square inches (39 sq. cm.) are

rated 10 percent disabling. Scars in an area or areas

exceeding 12 square inches (77 sq. cm.) are rated 20 percent

disabling. Scars in an area or areas exceeding 72 square

inches (465 sq. cm.) are rated 30 percent disabling. Scars

in an area or areas exceeding 144 square inches (929 sq.cm.)

are rated 40 percent disabling. A deep scar is defined as

one associated with underlying soft tissue damage. 38

C.F.R. § 4.118, DC 7801 (2008).”

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I know someone who had one on her tailbone. The civilian doctor removed a plug about 4 diameter and 3 1/2 deep. It had to be throughly clean and repacted everyday for about six months. I had to pack it but could hack it...I had to get a sister in law to do it....Takes a lot to get it all...She was down 6-8 months....

It has not returned in 4 years.

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