An anal fistula (or fistula-in-ano) is an abnormal connection between the anal canal and perianal skin.
It causes a lot of discomfort for the patient with pain, purulent discharge, and anal itching.
Fistula is the result of a perianal abscess. This happens when one gland of the anal canal gets blocked, inflamed, and later on becomes purulent. Symptoms of perianal abscess are intense perianal pain, fever, and sometimes purulent discharge from the abscess if it drains spontaneously.
Then the abscess can heal (in most cases antibiotics and surgical drainage are necessary) or unfortunately becomes a perianal fistula.
Perianal fistula is an abscess transformation when the infection finds its way from the anal canal to the perianal skin.
The anal fistula cannot heal by itself and requires careful surgical treatment because of the delicate anatomy of the anal canal.
In fact, the fistula usually passes through anal sphincters, therefore surgical treatment needs to respect their integrity, in order to preserve the patient’s continence.
FILAC for Anal fistula
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Careful evaluation with a proctological visit completed with anoscopy and endorectal 3D ultrasound, and in complex cases MRI (magnetic resonance), are mandatory in order to study the fistula tract and its relationship with the anal sphincters.
Anal Fistula Surgery is tailored according to case complexity.
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