CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2010; 20(01): 53-57
DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.59756
Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology

MRI in perianal fistulae

Pushpinder S Khera
Department of Clinical Radiology, Al Sabah Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait, India
Hesham A Badawi
Department of Radiology, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Egypt
Ahmed H Afifi
Department of Radiology, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Egypt
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MRI has become the method of choice for evaluating perianal fistulae due to its ability to display the anatomy of the sphincter muscles orthogonally, with good contrast resolution. In this article we give an outline of the classification of perianal fistulae and present a pictorial assay of sphincter anatomy and the MRI findings in perianal fistulae. This study is based on a retrospective analysis of 43 patients with a clinical diagnosis of perianal fistula. MRI revealed a total of 44 fistulae in 35 patients; eight patients had only perianal sinuses.


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