Management of Perianal Abscess and Fistula-in-Ano

  • Matthew Z. WilsonEmail author
  • Bertram T. Chinn


Perirectal abscess and fistulae are a common diagnosis in general surgery. The presentation can vary from a small, localized process to serious systemic illness. Management of these processes depends on a thorough knowledge of anatomy and the patient’s comorbid conditions.


Abscess Perirectal Fistula Seton Fistulotomy Ischiorectal Supralevator Intersphincteric 

Suggested Reading

  1. Steele SR, et al. Practice parameters for the management of perianal abscess and Fistula-in-Ano. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011;54:1465–74.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center DriveLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolEdisonUSA

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