Anal Fistula 2 Assessment

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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