Case 19

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 19

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A 35-year-old male financial consultant presented to the emergency department with an extremely painful perianal swelling, fevers, and difficulty walking owing to the perianal pain. He had had two previous perianal abscesses over the past decade, but both had settled with antibiotics. He had had an appendicectomy as a child and a right hemicolectomy 8 years previously for a chronic caecal volvulus.

Chapter.  1549 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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