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Clinical characteristics and treatment of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano in infants.
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PMID:  20850628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical characteristics of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano in infants and to identify factors that affected the clinical outcomes.
METHOD: The authors retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 112 infants who were treated for perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano by a single pediatric surgeon from January 2006 to December 2008.
RESULTS: All patients were male and the mean age of infants presented to our hospital was 6.0 ± 4.5 months. One hundred one patients (90.2%) had 1 or 2 perianal lesions, and 76 (67.9%) had lesions at the 3 and/or 9-o'clock directions. The use of oral antibiotics did not improve or aggravate the lesions in 29 of 37 cases. Ninety-seven patients (86.6%) were cured by conservative treatment with a mean duration of 5.2 ± 3.9 months from the onset of the disease to the cure. The mean age of curing was 9.0 ± 4.9 months. Feeding formula change showed improvement of stooling in 38 (62.3%) of 61 patients but did not affect the duration of conservative treatment. Multiple linear analysis revealed that the presence of multiple lesions was a significant independent variable (P = .001) for the duration of conservative treatment, but age of the onset and location of the lesion were not. Twelve patients (10.7%) underwent fistulectomy at a mean age of 15.0 ± 5.1 months. None of the patients had recurrences after operation for the mean follow-up period of 23.7 ± 11.7 months.
CONCLUSION: Conservative treatment of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano has an excellent outcome and could be the first choice of treatment of these diseases.
Hye Kyung Chang; Je Gyu Ryu; Jung-Tak Oh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1832-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Severance Children's Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, South Korea.
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