Perianal abscess

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Perianal pain for 1 week.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

There is an abscess around the anal canal from 11 o'clock (around 6 'clock) to 1 o'clock.

There is also an air tract between the abscess and the anal canal at 6 o'clock.

Case Discussion

Findings favor horseshoe-shaped perianal abscess.

Surgery revealed communication between the abscess and the anal canal at 6 o'clock.

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Case information

rID: 27898
Published: 25th Feb 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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