Anorectal Fistula and Pelvirectal Abscess


Drainage of anorectal abscess is indicated as soon as the diagnosis is made. There is no role for conservative management because severe sepsis can develop and spread before fluctuance and typical physical findings appear. This is especially true in diabetic patients.


Anal Canal Internal Opening Sphincter Muscle Hidradenitis Suppurativa Perianal Abscess 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Eisenhammer S. A new approach to the anorectal fistulous abscess based on the high intermuscular lesion. Dis Colon Rectum 1976;19:487.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Garcia-Aguilar J, Belmonte C, Wong WD, Goldberg SM, Madoff RD. Anal fistula surgery: factors associated with recurrence and incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum 1996;39:723.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Goldberg SM, Gordon PH, Nivatvongs S. Essentials of Anorectal Surgery. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1980.Google Scholar
  4. Kodner IJ, Mazor A, Shemesh EI, et al. Endorectal advancement flap repair of rectovaginal and other complicated anorectal fistulas. Surgery 1993; 114:682.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. McCourtney JS, Finlay IG, Setons in the surgical management of fistula in ano. Br J Surg 1995;82:448.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Parks AG, Stitz RW. The treatment of high fistula-in-ano. Dis Colon Rectum 1958;106:595.Google Scholar
  7. Parks AG, Thomson JPS. Intersphincter abscess. BMJ 1973;2:337.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Parks AG, Hardcastle JD, Gordon PH. A classification of fistula-in-ano. Br J Surg 1976;63:1.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. Rosen L. Anorectal abscess-fistulae. Surg Clin North Am 1994;74:1293.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

Personalised recommendations