II. Pathophysiology

  1. Perirectal Abscess spread to above levator ani muscle

IV. Symptoms

  1. Rectal Pain
  2. Back Pain

V. Signs

VI. Differential Diagnosis

VII. Imaging

  1. CT Pelvis

IX. Diagnosis: Rectal mucosa fullness on diagnostic testing

X. Management

  1. See Perirectal Abscess
  2. Colorectal surgery Consultation
    1. Surgical drainage via intraanal incision

XI. References

  1. Marx (2002) Rosen's Emergency Medicine, p. 1952
  2. Roberts (1998) Procedures, Saunders, p. 649-51

Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)

Related Studies (from Trip Database) Open in New Window

Ontology: Supralevator abscess (C0341385)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 197163002
English perirectal abscess supralevator, Supralevator abscess (diagnosis), Pelvirectal abscess, Supralevator abscess, Supralevator abscess (disorder)
Spanish absceso pelvirrectal (trastorno), absceso pelvirrectal, absceso supraelevador