In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses how to assess the patient who presents with an anal fistula.
After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:
- Describe the important elements in the history and physical examination in the assessment of the patient with an anal fistula
- Discriminate between simplex and complex anal fistulas
- Explain when to order an MRI to assess an anal fistula
- Explain how to assess an anal fistula in the operating room, and explain Goodsall’s rule
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