Published: 2022-10-29

A rare case of acute presentation of a chronic massive extraperitoneal abscess: a case report

Praveen G. Sekaran, Gokul Manu Krishnan


Extra-peritoneal abscesses are uncommon entities encountered during general surgical practice. They occur in a plane present between the peritoneum and the deep fascia anteriorly, posteriorly or in the pelvis. These abscesses commonly occur as a result of supra-levator and pre-peritoneal extension of an ischiorectal abscess. Treatment includes antibiotics and drainage. Here we have described a case of an abscess in the anterior extra-peritoneal plane extending from perirectal and pararectal space, drained surgically through a midline incision.  


Extraperitoneal abscess, Pararectal, Perirectal space, Retro-rectus plane

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