Perianal abscesses and fistulas

@article{Ramanujam1984PerianalAA,
  title={Perianal abscesses and fistulas},
  author={P. S. Ramanujam and M. Leela Prasad and Herand Abcarian and Agnes Beng-Hoi Tan},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon & Rectum},
  year={1984},
  volume={27},
  pages={593-597}
}
In a five and one-half year period, 1023 patients with anorectal abscesses and fistulas were treated. Under regional anesthesia the abscesses were unroofed and debrided and a primary fistulotomy was performed whenever a low fistula was identified. In 355 (34.7 per cent) an internal fistulous opening was demonstrated at the time of abscess drainage. Thirty-two patients had suprashincteric fistulas and underwent two-stage fistulotomy using a seton. Perianal abscesses were encountered in 42.7 per… CONTINUE READING

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