Updated: 4/6/2015

Anorectal Fistulas

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Introduction
  • Communication between rectum and perianal skin
  • Usually caused by anal crypt infection with abscess formation
  • Risk factors
    • constipation
    • Crohn's disease > ulcerative colitis
    • boys > girls
    • trauma (episiotomy and anal intercourse)
    • malignancy
Treatment
  • Fistulotomy
 

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