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 glands of the anus. Occasionally, bacteria, fecal material or foreign matter can clog an anal gland and tunnel into the tissue around the anus or rectum, where it may then collect in a cavity called an abscess.
An anal, or rectal, abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus becomes filled with pus. It causes extreme pain, fatiguerectal discharge, and fever. In some cases, anal abscesses can result in painful anal fistulas.
Anal fistulas are generally common among those who have had an anal abscess. Treatment is usually necessary to reduce the chances of infection in an anal fistula, as well to alleviate symptoms. An anal fistula is defined as a small tunnel with an internal opening in the anal canal and an external opening in the skin near the anus.
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This webpage will give you information about surgery for an anal fistula. If you have any questions, you should ask your GP or other relevant health professional. An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the lining on the inside of your anal canal back passage and the skin near your anus.
Most cases of perianal abscesses are sporadic, though there are certain situations which elevate the risk for developing the disease, such as diabetes mellitusCrohn's diseasechronic corticosteroid treatment and others. Ischiorectal, inter- and intrasphincteric abscesses have been described. Anorectal abscesses are classified according to their anatomic location and the following are the most common types; Perianal abscess, Ischiorectal abscess, Intersphincteric abscess and Supralevator abscess.
Anal fistula is a chronic abnormal communication between the epithelialised surface of the anal canal and usually the perianal skin. They can form when anal abscesses do not heal properly. Anal fistulae originate from the anal glandswhich are located between the internal and external anal sphincter and drain into the anal canal.
Perianal abscess which can lead to a devastating complications. The management of perianal abscess involves incision and drainage by different methods one of them is packing the cavity. The aim is using Corrugate Rubber drain as an alternative to other methods.