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Anorectal abscess: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia anal abscess complications


about 50% of patients with an anal abscess will develop a complication called a fistula. a fistula is a small tunnel that makes an abnormal connection between.

An anorectal abscess originates from an infection arising in the cryptoglandular epithelium lining the anal canal. The internal anal sphincter is.

Common causes of anorectal abscess include: Blocked glands in the anal area; Infection of an anal fissure; Sexually transmitted infection (STD).

An anal abscess is an infected cavity filled with pus found near the anus or rectum. Ninety percent of abscesses are the result of an acute infection in the internal.

Commonly presents with perianal pain with leukocytosis. Usually treated by incision and drainage. Adjunctive antibiotics are unnecessary for uncomplicated .