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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 871639, 3 pages
Case Report

Successful Management of a Recurrent Supralevator Abscess: A Case Report

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA

Received 25 October 2011; Accepted 26 December 2011

Academic Editors: A. Cho and S. de Castro

Copyright © 2012 S. Sanyal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Anorectal abscesses are commonly encountered in clinical surgical practice. These abscesses require surgical management. Supralevator abscesses are thought to originate either from an ischiorectal or intersphincteric abscess extension or from an intraperitoneal source. These abscesses are quite uncommon and present a difficult surgical problem. We present a case here of a 42-year-old female with a recurrent supralevator abscess requiring multiple surgical procedures for adequate drainage and care of her abscess.