Perianal abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Patient with perianal pain. Referred for ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Male

Transrectal ultrasound study shows:

Approximately 16 x 15 x 12 mm sized collection with echoes at  6 o'clock to anal canal, probably an abscess.

Tract is directed cranially for 13 mm in length.

It communicates with the anal canal at 6 o'clock.

Case Discussion

An abscess is a focal confined collection of suppurative inflammatory material. 

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Case information

rID: 21116
Published: 5th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: trus
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