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Perianal Abscess and Fistula

  • Philip F. Schofield
  • N. Y. Haboubi
  • D. F. Martin

Abstract

Perianal infection may present as an acute abscess or as a chronic discharging fistula but the two states are so interrelated that they are discussed together. These conditions have been recorded in writings for more than 2000 years. Fistulas were treated by ligatures, corrosives or laying open by the knife. John of Arderne in 1370 described the principles of surgical treatment which accord with modern ideas (Power, 1910)1.

Keywords

Anal Canal Anal Fistula Rectovaginal Fistula Pilonidal Sinus Hidradenitis Suppurativa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip F. Schofield
    • 1
  • N. Y. Haboubi
    • 1
  • D. F. Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.University Hospital of South ManchesterManchesterUK

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