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Invasive necrotizing infection secondary to anorectal abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7094778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a six-year period, six patients were treated for invasive necrotizing infection secondary to anorectal abscess. The delay in definitive diagnosis and treatment ranged from three to 14 days. All patients had significant concomitant diseases. The number of operative procedures for each patient ranged from one to nine. Antibiotics, as well as nutritional supplementation by the parenteral or enteral route, were used on all patients. Each patient had three or more complications attributable to this infection. Hospital stay ranged from 30 to 76 days. All patients survived. Factors contributing to the development of this condition are delay in diagnosis, inadequate and inappropriate treatment, and concomitant disease. Factors associated with a satisfactory outcome are examination under general or conduction anesthesia by an experienced examiner, prompt and definitive operation therapy (including drainage and removal ov all necrotic tissue), antibiotics, frequent reexamination under general anesthesia, nutritional support, and close attention to concomitant disease.
W E Bode; R Ramos; C P Page
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:    1982 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-17     Completed Date:  1982-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / complications*,  surgery
Anus Diseases / complications*,  surgery
Bacterial Infections / complications*
Middle Aged
Perineum* / pathology
Rectal Diseases / complications*,  surgery

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