Anal Fistula 1 Basic Concepts & Anatomy

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses basic concepts and anatomy relating to anal fistula.

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Define what an anal fistula is
  • Describe the clinical presentation of the patient with an anal fistula
  • Outline the important anatomical landmarks of the anal canal and draw the ‘owl’ and ‘cucumber’ diagrams
  • Explain how an anal fistula forms
  • List the four common types of anal fistulas

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