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Diagnostic
 

Diagnosis

 

By examining either in OPD or under anesthesia

 

 

Possible Findings

 
  • One or multiple external openings
  • Red tender painful swelling
  • Area of induration
  • Discharge – pus / blood
  • Skin Excoriation

 

 

Digital Exam

 
Not infrequently one can palpate internal opening as a nodule on the anal canal wall Irrespective of external openings, these is only one internal opening


Diagnossis

 

Diagnostic
 

Goodsall’s Rule

 

Fistula with external opening in relation to the anterior half of anus and within 3.75 cm of anus lead to be direct type and those in relation to be posterior half of anus usually have curved tracks & may be horse shoe variety.

 

 

Proctoscopy

 

Sometimes reveal an internal opening or a hypertrophied papilla

  • Probing : Fistula probing should be done very carefully as it can create  false passage and one should avoid it, also infection can be introduced.
  • Fistulogram
  • MRI
  • X-ray chest – To rule out Pulm koch’s

Dr. Manoharan Nanda Kishore

Dr. Manoharan Nanda Kishore Sr. Consultant - Minimal Access, Gi & General Surgeon, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sr. Consultant - Minimal Access, Gi & General Surgeon, Chennai
 

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