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MRI in evaluation of perianal fistula
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume 55, Issue 4, pages 391–400, August 2011
How to Cite
George, U., Sahota, A. and Rathore, S. (2011), MRI in evaluation of perianal fistula. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 55: 391–400. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2011.02268.x
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U George MD DNB PDCC; A Sahota DMRD; S Rathore MD.
- Issue published online: 15 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2011
- Submitted 26 August 2010; accepted 8 December 2010.
- gastrointestinal imaging;
- magnetic resonance imaging;
- perianal fistula
This essay illustrates the usefulness of MRI in evaluating perianal fistulas, a common disease, notorious for recurrence if not assessed and treated adequately. MRI exquisitely depicts the perianal anatomy and shows the fistulous tracks and their associated ramifications and abscesses. It thus provides an excellent preoperative understanding of the disease, enabling selection of the most appropriate surgical treatment and therefore minimising all chances of recurrence.