Late-onset fistula presenting as buttock abscess in two patients with ileo-anal J-pouches for ulcerative colitis

@article{Banerjee2004LateonsetFP,
  title={Late-onset fistula presenting as buttock abscess in two patients with ileo-anal J-pouches for ulcerative colitis},
  author={Sajal K. Banerjee and M. Farquharson and Thomas D Cecil and D. E. Gold and Brendan J. Moran},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={37-39}
}
Two cases are described of patients who presented with a buttock abscess 3 and 5 years after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis. In both the abscess was secondary to a fistula, which was shown on further investigation to be a track traversing the greater sciatic notch. Both patients had had an ileo-anal J-pouch after a proctectomy which had included a mesorectal excision. The possibility that these unusual fistulae might be more common following removal of the mesorectum rather… CONTINUE READING