Anorectal Abscess in Children Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Nelson G Rosen, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is anorectal abscess in children?

What is the anatomy of the anal canal relevant to anorectal abscess in children?

What is the pathophysiology of anorectal abscess in children?

What is the prevalence of anorectal abscess in children?

What is the prognosis of anorectal abscess?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of anorectal abscess in children?

What are the possible complications of anorectal abscess in children?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of anorectal abscess in children?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of anorectal abscess in children?

What is the role of colonoscopy and biopsy in the diagnosis of anorectal abscess in children?

Treatment

How are anorectal abscesses in children treated?

What is the role of nonoperative therapy in the treatment of anorectal abscesses in children?

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of anorectal abscesses in children?

When is surgery indicated for anorectal abscesses in children?

What is included in preoperative care for anorectal abscesses in children?

What is the surgical treatment for anorectal abscesses in children?

How is fistulotomy performed for the treatment of anorectal abscesses in children?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for anorectal abscesses in children?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of anorectal abscesses in children?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for anorectal abscess?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Anorectal Abscess in Children?