Comparison of accuracy of physical examination and endoanal ultrasonography for preoperative assessment in patients with acute and chronic anal fistula

@article{Toyonaga2008ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of accuracy of physical examination and endoanal ultrasonography for preoperative assessment in patients with acute and chronic anal fistula},
  author={Takayuki Toyonaga and Yuuka Tanaka and Jie-fu Song and Ryo Katori and Nobuhito Sogawa and Hiroki Kanyama and Tomoaki Hatakeyama and Makoto Matsushima and Shin-ichi Suzuki and Ryuichi Mibu and Minoru Tanaka},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={217-223}
}
This study was undertaken to evaluate the accuracy of endoanal ultrasonography for preoperative assessment of anal fistula, with special reference to the difference between acute and chronic fistula. The subjects comprised 401 patients treated for acute or chronic anorectal sepsis of cryptoglandular origin during the period January through December 2005. All patients underwent physical examination and endoanal ultrasonography. Agreement between the physical and endosonographic findings and the… CONTINUE READING

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