Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 293–297

Transrectal drainage of pelvic abscesses

  • Charles O. FinneIII

DOI: 10.1007/BF02586830

Cite this article as:
Finne, C.O. Dis Colon Rectum (1980) 23: 293. doi:10.1007/BF02586830


In the past 20 years few reports of transrectal drainage of pelvic abscesses have been published in the English language other than brief discussions in standard textbooks. During the past five years nine patients with pelvic abscesses have been treated successfully by this method. There were no deaths and morbidity was minimal. These cases are reviewed and the indications and techniques of operation discussed.

Key words

Abscess, pelvicPelvis, abscessComplication(s)

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© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles O. FinneIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam HoustonSan Antonio
  2. 2.St. Louis Park