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Perianal abscess

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Perianal abscesses are common surgical emergencies. They may present acutely or insidiously with perianal pain, tenderness and swelling.

Ischiorectal lesions are the commonest, but abscesses may be perianal, intermuscular or pelvirectal.

Men are affected more often than women.

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