Localized induration, inflammation, and infection of the cryptoglandular tissues of the anal canal
80% are perianal; the remainder are intrasphincteric or supralevator.
On clinical con...
Perirectal pain, particularly with sitting or defecation
Spontaneous foul-smelling drainage
Perirectal swelling (superficial abscesses)
Incision and drainage with packing is the primary treatment of choice for perianal abscesses (3)[B].
Simple abscesses can be treated in office or ED under local anesthesia. Mo...
Sitz baths every 2 to 4 hours
Sit in bathtub with warm water, with or without additives such as Epsom salts.
Heating pad or warm compress as n...
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Afşarlar CE, Karaman A, Tanir G, et al. Perianal absc...
K61.2 Anorectal abscess
K61.3 Ischiorectal abscess
K61.4 Intrasphincteric abscess
K61.1 Rectal abscess
K61.0 Anal abscess
75236001 anorectal absc...
Anorectal abscess should be treated promptly.
Patients with systemic signs of infection or who are suspected of having complex abscesses require hospital admission and surgical consulta...
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