A Case Report of a Posterior Rectal Space Abscess and Review of the Literature
by Liu Yadan1, Wang Bin1, Yan Shuxun2*
1Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China
2Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China.
*Corresponding author: Yan Shuxun, Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China.
Received Date: 14 November 2023
Accepted Date: 15 November 2023
Published Date: 17 November 2023
Citation: Yadan L, Bin W, Shuxun Y (2023) A Case Report of a Posterior Rectal Space Abscess and Review of the Literature. Ann Case Report 8: 1514. https://doi.org/10.29011/2574-7754.101514
The posterior rectal space abscess is a type of high-grade perianal abscess that is uncommon in clinical settings. It frequently presents as a dull pain in the sacrococcygeal area and a heavy drop sensation in the rectum. It can also cause chills, a high fever, malaise, and other systemic symptoms. The disease has an acute and serious onset and requires prompt treatment to prevent worsening the condition. This patient was misdiagnosed as “cutaneous furuncle” at the initial stage, which delayed the optimal treatment time and aggravated the condition. After being diagnosed with a “posterior rectal space abscess”, the patient underwent one-time radical surgery promptly. Following the surgical operation, the lesion healed completely and did not reoccur.
Keywords: Posterior Rectal Space Abscess; Perianal Abscess; One-Time Radical Surgery; Case Report