Localized induration, inflammation, and infection of the cryptoglandular tissues of the anal canal
60% 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. M...
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 neede...
Abcarian H. Anorectal infection: abscess-fistula. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2011;24(1):14–21. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
K61.2 Anorectal abscess
K61.3 Ischiorectal abscess
K61.4 Intrasphincteric abscess
K61.1 Rectal abscess
K61.0 Anal abscess
75236001 anorectal abscess (disorder)
36046008 Ischiorectal abscess...
Anorectal abscess must be treated promptly.
Patients with systemic signs of infection or who are suspected of having complex abscesses require hospital admission and surgical consultati...
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The pectinate line (also called the dentate or mucocutaneous line by some clinicians) is a particularly important landmark because it is visible and approximates the level of important anatomical changes mentioned previously (e.g., in the nerve supply to the anal canal). Anal fissures and perianal abscesses (A). Prolapes of Hemorrhoids (B).
The pectinate line (also called the dentate or mucocutaneous line by some clinicians) is a particularly important landmark because it is v...