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anal abscess

Susannah J Clark
Benign anal disease encompasses common problems including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pruritus ani, perianal abscesses, and fistulae. Although many people will suffer from at least one of these conditions in their lives, healthcare practitioners diagnose and treat them accurately about 50% to 83% of the time. This article reviews common anal problems and the importance of a thorough history and physical examination to proper patient management.
September 30, 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Jason Chang, Elisabeth Mclemore, Talar Tejirian
Despite the fact that countless patients suffer from anal problems, there tends to be a lack of understanding of anal health care. Unfortunately, this leads to incorrect diagnoses and treatments. When treating a patient with an anal complaint, the primary goals are to first diagnose the etiology of the symptoms correctly, then to provide an effective and appropriate treatment strategy.The first step in this process is to take an accurate history and physical examination. Specific questions include details about bowel habits, anal hygiene, and fiber supplementation...
October 10, 2016: Permanente Journal
Andreia Albuquerque
Rubber band ligation is one of the most important, cost-effective and commonly used treatments for internal hemorrhoids. Different technical approaches were developed mainly to improve efficacy and safety. The technique can be employed using an endoscope with forward-view or retroflexion or without an endoscope, using a suction elastic band ligator or a forceps ligator. Single or multiple ligations can be performed in a single session. Local anaesthetic after ligation can also be used to reduce the post-procedure pain...
September 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
E Zittan, Grace W Ma, N Wong-Chong, R Milgrom, R S McLeod, M Silverberg, Z Cohen
BACKGROUND: We aimed to summarize the outcomes of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients receiving an ileal pouch-anal anastamosis (IPAA) over an 11-year period at a high-volume Canadian inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for subjects with UC who underwent IPAA between 2002 and 2013. Patient charts were reviewed for demographic data, clinical characteristics, preoperative medical treatment, and surgical outcomes...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Abdulwahid M Salih, F H Kakamad, Goran M Rauf
INTRODUCTION: Pilonidal sinus is a common benign disease that accounts for almost 15% of anal suppurations while basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the sun-exposed area occurring mainly on the head and neck. We report a case of basal cell carcinoma presented with signs and symptoms of PNS. A 40-year-old male presented with swelling of the lower back for 2 years. On examination, there was a round, mobile, soft 4×2.5cm mass on the sacrococcygeal area. Ultrasound showed subcutaneous cystic lesion...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Natashia M Seemann, Sebastian K King, Abdul Elkadri, Thomas Walters, Joel Fish, Jacob C Langer
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Perianal Crohn's disease (PCD) can affect both quality of life and psychological wellbeing. A subset of pediatric patients with complex PCD require surgical intervention, although appropriate timing and treatment regimens remain unclear. This study aimed to describe a large pediatric cohort in a tertiary center to determine the range of surgical management in children with complex PCD. METHODS: A retrospective review of children requiring operative intervention for PCD over 13 years (2002-2014) was performed...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Quentin Denost, Philippe Rouanet, Jean-Luc Faucheron, Yves Panis, Bernard Meunier, Eddy Cotte, Guillaume Meurette, Sylvain Kirzin, Charles Sabbagh, Jèrôme Loriau, Stèphane Benoist, Christophe Mariette, Igor Sielezneff, Bernard Lelong, François Mauvais, Benoit Romain, Marie-Line Barussaud, Christine Germain, Marie-Quitterie Picat, Eric Rullier, Christophe Laurent
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of pelvic drainage after rectal surgery for cancer. BACKGROUND: Pelvic sepsis is one of the major complications after rectal excision for rectal cancer. Although many studies have confirmed infectiveness of drainage after colectomy, there is still a controversy after rectal surgery. METHODS: This multicenter randomized trial with 2 parallel arms (drain vs no drain) was performed between 2011 and 2014. Primary endpoint was postoperative pelvic sepsis within 30 postoperative days, including anastomotic leakage, pelvic abscess, and peritonitis...
September 14, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Eran Zittan, Raquel Milgrom, Grace W Ma, Nathalie Wong-Chong, Brenda OʼConnor, Robin S McLeod, Helen M MacRae, Gordon R Greenberg, Geoffrey C Nguyen, Kenneth Croitoru, A Hillary Steinhart, Zane Cohen, Mark S Silverberg
BACKGROUND: There are conflicting data regarding the effect of previous exposure to anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy on complication rates after pelvic pouch surgery for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). In particular, there is concern surrounding the rates of pouch leaks and infectious complications, including pelvic abscesses, in anti-TNF-treated subjects who require ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) surgery. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in UC subjects who underwent IPAA between 2002 and 2013...
October 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Yu Yoshino, Kimihiko Funahashi, Rei Okada, Yasuyuki Miura, Takayuki Suzuki, Takamaru Koda, Kimihiko Yoshida, Junichi Koike, Hiroyuki Shiokawa, Mitsunori Ushigome, Tomoaki Kaneko, Yasuo Nagashima, Mayu Goto, Akiharu Kurihara, Hironori Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Fournier's gangrene in the setting of rectal cancer is rare. Treatment for Fournier's gangrene associated with rectal cancer is more complex than other cases of Fournier's gangrene. We report on a patient with severe Fournier's gangrene in the setting of locally advanced rectal cancer who was treated with a combined modality therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man presented with general fatigue and anal pain. The medical and surgical histories were unremarkable...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Stella R Smith, Katy Newton, Jennifer A Smith, Jo C Dumville, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Lyndsay E Pearce, Paul J Barrow, Laura Hancock, James Hill
BACKGROUND: A perianal abscess is a collection of pus under the skin, around the anus. It usually occurs due to an infection of an anal gland. In the UK, the annual incidence is 40 per 100,000 of the adult population, and the standard treatment is admission to hospital for incision and drainage under general anaesthetic. Following drainage of the pus, an internal dressing (pack) is placed into the cavity to stop bleeding. Common practice is for community nursing teams to change the pack regularly until the cavity heals...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sergey V Minaev, Igor V Kirgizov, Aleksander Gladkyy, Ilya Shishkin, Igor Gerasimenko
BACKGROUND: Operative correction of anorectal malformations (ARMs) remains a challenge in pediatric surgery. The study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic treatment of ARM in children. METHODS: From 2007 to 2014, we performed 104 laparoscopic-assisted anorectal pull-through procedures in children with a mean age of 11.3 ± 0.4 months and ARMs. Clinical assessment, surgical durations, complications, and postoperative outcome were investigated. RESULTS: The mean duration of the operation was 126...
August 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Julián Panés, Damián García-Olmo, Gert Van Assche, Jean Frederic Colombel, Walter Reinisch, Daniel C Baumgart, Axel Dignass, Maria Nachury, Marc Ferrante, Lili Kazemi-Shirazi, Jean C Grimaud, Fernando de la Portilla, Eran Goldin, Marie Paule Richard, Anne Leselbaum, Silvio Danese
BACKGROUND: Complex perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease are challenging to treat. Allogeneic, expanded, adipose-derived stem cells (Cx601) are a promising new therapeutic approach. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of Cx601 for treatment-refractory complex perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn's disease. METHODS: We did this randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study at 49 hospitals in seven European countries and Israel from July 6, 2012, to July 27, 2015...
September 24, 2016: Lancet
Varut Lohsiriwat
Anorectal emergencies refer to anorectal disorders presenting with some alarming symptoms such as acute anal pain and bleeding which might require an immediate management. This article deals with the diagnosis and management of common anorectal emergencies such as acutely thrombosed external hemorrhoid, thrombosed or strangulated internal hemorrhoid, bleeding hemorrhoid, bleeding anorectal varices, anal fissure, irreducible or strangulated rectal prolapse, anorectal abscess, perineal necrotizing fasciitis (Fournier gangrene), retained anorectal foreign bodies and obstructing rectal cancer...
July 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
D Chmelař, M Hájek, J Janečková, J Vobejdová, P Martineková, A Kašíková
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to draw attention to the risk posed by anaerobic bacteria of the Bacteroides fragilis (BAFR) group, isolated particularly from abdominal lesions, and to assess the possible role of these species in colorectal cancer. A correlation has previously been suggested between the detection of the bacteria of the genus Bacteroides in patients on a meat-based diet and intestinal and, in particular, colorectal cancer. Given that the species of the BAFR group are major producers of endotoxins, measurements and statistical analysis of endotoxin production were used to compare the Bacteroides strains isolated from clinical specimens of patients with colon cancer, rectal cancer, and other abdominal lesions...
2016: Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie
S V Shtyrkova, G A Klyasova, K I Danishyan, E G Gemdzhyan, V V Troitskaya, S R Karagyulyan
AIM: to identify poor prognostic factors for perianal infection (PI) in patients with hemoblastosis and to define an effective tactic for preventive and therapeutic measures. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The prospective study enrolled 72 patients (37 men and 35 women; mean age, 47 years) with hemoblastosis that was complicated by the development of one of the following forms of PI: abscess, infiltrate, multiple ulcers. Different clinical and laboratory characteristics of the patients were examined to identify risk factors for PI...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Reza Bagherzadeh Saba, Adnan Tizmaghz, Somar Ajeka, Mehdi Karami
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent and complex high fistulas remain a surgical challenge. This paper reports our experience with the anal fistula plug in patients with complex fistulas. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively and analyzed from consecutive patients undergoing insertion of a fistula plug from January 2011 through April 2014 at Hazrat-e-Rasoul Hospital in Tehran. We ensured that sepsis had been eradicated in all patients prior to placement of the plug. During surgery, a conical shaped collagen plug was pulled through the fistula tract...
April 2016: Electronic Physician
Mohannad Al-Tarakji, Jonas Feilchenfeldt, Abdulrazzaq Haidar, Lajos Szabados, Sherif Abdelaziem, Ali Sayed, Adriana Toro, Isidoro Di Carlo
BACKGROUND: Anal metastases from lung cancer are infrequent, and there are only 10 published cases. Life expectancy is no longer than 1 year after diagnosis because of the typically advanced stage of disease. Treatment, which is typically inefficient, is administered with the intent to cure or avoid local complications. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a patient with non-small cell lung cancer presenting with perianal metastasis mimicking an abscess. CONCLUSIONS: Because perianal masses may be misdiagnosed, patients with lung and other cancers should be evaluated for metastatic disease...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Salah M Raslan, Mohammed Aladwani, Nasser Alsanea
BACKGROUND: Perianal fistulas are distressing for the patient and sometimes a challenge for the surgeon. Different methods for the treatment of perianal fistulas have a range of success rates and use of the cutting seton is still debatable. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the recurrence, success rate and incontinence with the cutting seton method for treating perianal fistula. DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive study. SETTING: Al-Hada Armed Forces Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Taif, Saudi Arabia...
May 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Anuradha Shenoy-Bhangle, Michael S Gee
Perianal penetrating complications of Crohn disease are among the most important causes of symptoms in the pediatric population. High-quality diagnostic imaging of the perianal region is crucial for treatment planning and therapeutic response assessment. MRI, with its absence of ionizing radiation and high soft-tissue resolution, provides an excellent noninvasive tool for evaluation of perianal fistulae and associated abscesses, as well as their anatomical relationship to the anal sphincter complex. In this review we discuss the role of MRI in initial diagnosis and follow-up of perianal fistulizing Crohn disease in the pediatric population...
May 2016: Pediatric Radiology
Roland W Xu, Ker-Kan Tan, Choon-Seng Chong
BACKGROUND: The detection of gut organisms in perianal abscesses has been postulated to suggest an underlying communication with the anal canal. However, recent studies appear to contradict this observation. The aim of this study is to determine the value of bacteriological studies in perianal abscesses. METHODS: A retrospective study of all patients who have had a surgical drainage of their perianal abscesses with concomitant microbiological examination from January 2010 to December 2012 was performed...
May 25, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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