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ischiorectal abscess

An abscess in the space between the sheet of muscle that assists in control of the rectum (levator ani) and the pelvic bone. It may occur spontaneously, but is often secondary to an anal ...

ischiorectal abscess

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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... abscess [isk-i-oh- rek -t’l] n. an abscess in the space between the sheet of muscle that assists in control of the rectum and the pelvic bone. Symptoms are severe throbbing pain near the anus with swelling and fever; it may cause an anal fistula. Pus is drained from the abscess by surgical...

ischiorectal abscess

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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... abscess an abscess in the space between the sheet of muscle that assists in control of the rectum (levator ani) and the pelvic bone. It may occur spontaneously, but is often secondary to an anal fissure, thrombosed haemorrhoids , or other disease of the anus (such as Crohn’s disease). Symptoms are severe throbbing pain near the anus with swelling and fever; it may cause an anal fistula . Pus is drained from the abscess by surgical...

ischiorectal abscess

ischiorectal abscess  

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An abscess in the space between the sheet of muscle that assists in control of the rectum (levator ani) and the pelvic bone. It may occur spontaneously, but is often secondary to an anal fissure, ...
abscess

abscess  

A localized accumulation of pus in a cavity caused by tissue breakdown as a result of infection or foreign materials. It is a tissue defence reaction to prevent the spread of infection to other parts ...
fistula

fistula  

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An abnormal connection between two compartments or territories that are lined by epithelium, e.g. between anus and skin (anal fistula) or between rectum and vagina (obstetric fistula).
abscess

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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...in the psoas muscle ( in the groin ), which has spread from diseased vertebrae in the lower part of the spine. subphrenic a. an abscess below the diaphragm, usually resulting from a spread of infection from the abdomen. tropical (or amoebic ) a. an abscess of the liver caused by infection with Entamoeba histolytica . See also ischiorectal abscess...

fistula

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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... fistulae ) 1. an abnormal communication between two hollow organs, connecting two mucosa-lined surfaces, or between a hollow organ and the exterior. Many fistulae are caused by infection or injury. For example, an anal fistula may develop after an abscess in the rectum has burst ( see ischiorectal abscess ), creating an opening between the anal canal and the surface of the skin. Crohn’s disease has a particular tendency to cause fistulae to form between adjacent loops of bowel or from bowel to bladder, vagina, or skin. Some fistulae result from...

fistula

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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...caused by infection or injury, but there are a number of other causes. anal f. a break or rent of the mucosa of the anal canal, which commonly presents with anal pain during and immediately after defecation and the passage of bright red blood in the stools. See also ischiorectal abscess . arteriovenous f. a surgically created connection between an artery and a vein, usually in a limb, to create arterial and venous access for haemodialysis. biliary f. a fistula that may develop as a complication of gall bladder surgery. gastrocolic f. a fistula...

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