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What would happen if fluid collections and air bubbles around anorectal anastomosis cannot self-resolve properly after lar surgery?

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Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
Many things: The most concerning thing would be an abscess. This could require drainage via ct guidance or surgery. It could even cause breakdown of the anastomosis. Best to keep in close contact with your surgeon just in case.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Hmmm: Fluid with air inside abd is worrisome for abscess. Esp near anastomosis. But please follow your surgeon closely to avoid potential major problem.
Dr. Debora McClary
General Surgery 28 years experience
Might need a drain, antibiotics, time to heal more, or additional surgery to fix. If over time this doesn't work, may need an ostomy.
May 27, 2013
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan commented
General Surgery 22 years experience
Provided original answer
Best follow closely with your surgeon about this. Most of us could only give you advice but your surgeon, see you touch you , know you best
May 27, 2013

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