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An infant with perianal abscess: Case report and review of the literature [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2008; 23(4): 161-164

An infant with perianal abscess: Case report and review of the literature

S. Tolga Yavuz1, Adem Karataş2
1Agri Military Hospital, Children
2Agri Military Hospital General Surgery, General Surgery Specialist, Agri

Perianal abscess is a common condition encountered in childhood. It is particular when happening in infants under 6 months of age. Here, a 2-month-old infant with perianal abscess is reported.
A 2-month-old infant admitted to hospital with a complaint of painful, swollen perianal lesion suggesting the presence of perianal abscess. Laboratory tests did not reveal any neutropenia nor inflammatory disease. The infant underwent a perianal abscess drainage. No fistula was found during the operation and no recurrence was observed, either.
Perianal abscess is not uncommon in childhood, but the precise incidence is unknown. In contrast to adults, the pattern of presentation in children strongly indicates a congenital predisposition. The gender ratio in adults is (M: F) 2: 1, whereas in infants it is almost an exclusively male disease. Systemic signs of sepsis are not common in infants. The classical treatment of perianal abscess is incision and drainage. The identification
and treatment of corresponding fistula is important to avoid recurrence

Keywords: Infant, perianal abscess


Perianal abseli bir infant: Olgu sunumu ve literatürün gözden geçirilmesi

S. Tolga Yavuz1, Adem Karataş2
1Ağrı Asker Hastanesi Çocuk Servisi Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Uzmanı, Ağrı
2Ağrı Asker Hastanesi Genel Cerrahi Servisi Genel Cerrahi Uzmanı, Ağrı

Anahtar Kelimeler: İnfant, perianal abse


S. Tolga Yavuz, Adem Karataş. An infant with perianal abscess: Case report and review of the literature. Medeniyet Med J. 2008; 23(4): 161-164

Corresponding Author: S. Tolga Yavuz, Türkiye


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