Author(s): Turra G, Gherardi GM, Mangiarotti S, Arrighi E
A study of 78 patients with recurrent anorectal abscess was carried out to elucidate the cause of recurrence. The inadequate treatment (incision and drainage) and the spontaneous rupture or resolution of the abscess with no further treatment were the most common reasons for recurrence. At surgery, 18 patients were found to have recurrent hidradenitis suppurativa. The authors recommend a careful regional exploration under anesthesia and an aggressive surgical approach to achieve satisfactory results and to ensure minimal, if any recurrence.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Chirurgia italiana
Journal Abbreviation: Chir Ital
Journal Date Published: 1985-04-16
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6525691
Lasted Revision: 2009-11-11
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).