A 36-year-old female asked:
What would happen if fluid collections and air bubbles around anorectal anastomosis cannot self-resolve properly after lar surgery?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2013
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