Rectum

Pelvirectal Abscess

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Pelvirectal Abscess, Supralevator Abscess

  • Pathophysiology
  1. Perirectal Abscess spread to above levator ani muscle
  • Symptoms
  1. Rectal Pain
  2. Back Pain
  • Signs
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Imaging
  1. CT Pelvis
  • Diagnosis
  • Rectal mucosa fullness on diagnostic testing
  • Management
  1. See Perirectal Abscess
  2. Colorectal surgery Consultation
    1. Surgical drainage via intraanal incision
  • References
  1. Marx (2002) Rosen's Emergency Medicine, p. 1952
  2. Roberts (1998) Procedures, Saunders, p. 649-51