Edit concept Question Editor Create issue ticket

Rectal Fistula


  • The data results, which are presented should be reproduced in a wider future study.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In addition, irritation of the perianal skin or drainage from an external opening may also be present. Most fistula-in-ano are diagnosed and managed on the basis of clinical findings.[suncoastsurgicalassociates.com]
  • Bronchopneumonia, otitis media, oral thrush, diarrhoea, and lymphadenopathy were common associations. Treatment was essentially conservative because the result of surgical intervention was disappointing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • The fistula is often identified by urinary tract abnormalities such as dysuria, recurrent urinary tract infection, pneumaturia, and fecaluria.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Rectal Bleeding
  • Here we report a chronic uterorectal fistula with uncommon symptom of cyclical rectal bleeding (menochezia) and amenorrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Increased pain and rectal bleeding may indicate a new fissure. Increase your fiber intake slowly, or you could develop uncomfortable abdominal distention and gas.[livestrong.com]
  • Anorectal pain, drainage from the perianal skin, irritation of the perianal skin, and sometimes rectal bleeding, can be presenting symptoms of a fistula-in-ano.[fascrs.org]
  • A colonoscopy looks for signs of colon or rectal cancer and evaluates symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and unexplained weight loss.[rush.edu]
  • They’re accompanied by other symptoms, including: abdominal pain painful bowel obstruction fever elevated white blood cell count People who have internal fistulas may experience: diarrhea rectal bleeding a bloodstream infection or sepsis poor absorption[healthline.com]
Acute Diarrhea
  • Here, we report an unusual case of a patient with a vesico-rectal fistula of tuberculous origin, presenting with severe acute diarrhea, metabolic acidosis, hyperchloremia and hypokalemia while with only mild urinary tract symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The authors report a case of anterior sacral meningocele associated with a rectal fistula in a patient who had presented 20 years earlier with bacterial meningitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Retrograde Ejaculation
  • A 19-year-old white male with Crohn's disease, who complained of passing urine per rectum and having retrograde ejaculations, was noted to have a urethroperineal-rectal fistula.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Testicular Pain
  • Pneumaturia, bacteriuria, and right testicular pain were treated by cutaneous vasostomy and antimicrobial therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Here we report a chronic uterorectal fistula with uncommon symptom of cyclical rectal bleeding (menochezia) and amenorrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • AIM: The aim of this study is to present the early results and to discuss the new method of treatment of ano-rectal fistula with SURGISIS AFP ANAL FISTULA PLUG.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Not all consultants participate in the treatment package option as displayed above. The fixed cost will be confirmed in writing at time of booking your treatment. Prices can be subject to change.[bmihealthcare.co.uk]
  • His office is a place where patients can safely and comfortably seek treatment for anal fistulas. If you are suffering from an anal fistula, Dr. Murrell is known for delivering the best anal fistula treatment Los Angeles has to offer.[lacolonrectalsurgeon.com]


  • RVFs are classified on the basis of location, size, and etiology (see Etiology ), each of which affects the treatment plan and prognosis.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • […] opening on axial images use the "anal clock": anterior 12 o'clock identify secondary fistulous tracts and the sites of any abscess cavities in order to avoid therapeutic failure and recurrence cranial extension above the levator ani muscle Treatment and prognosis[radiopaedia.org]
  • POST-TREATMENT PROGNOSIS Your surgeon will advise you on proper postsurgical care. Unfortunately, despite proper treatment and complete healing, an abscess or a fistula can come back.[fascrs.org]


  • RVFs are classified on the basis of location, size, and etiology (see Etiology ), each of which affects the treatment plan and prognosis.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • ETIOLOGY Rectovaginal fistulas may be acquired or congenital.[glowm.com]
  • […] then submit the entire area of friability and ulceration to exclude dysplasia associated with inflammatory bowel disease Must sample ulcerated areas to exclude a rare malignancy Microscopic (histologic) description Histological features vary based on etiology[pathologyoutlines.com]
  • Mitra P, Mukherjee S, Hassan H, soreng PS, Adhikari s, et al. (2012) Rectovaginal Fistula of Different Etiologies: Clinical Case reports. NJOG 7: 43-46.[omicsonline.org]


  • Epidemiology The true prevalence of fistula-in-ano is unknown.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Epidemiology [ edit ] A literature review published in 2018 showed an incidence as high as 21 people per 100,000.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Fistula-in-ano in a defined population: incidence and epidemiological aspects. Ann Chir Gynaecol 1984 ;73(4):219–224. Medline, Google Scholar 2 Lilius HG.[pubs.rsna.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution


  • The most commonly accepted pathophysiology is the cryptoglandular hypothesis, which posits that obstruction of the deep submucosal glands results in infection and abscess formation in the intersphincteric space, which consequently drains inferiorly between[radiopaedia.org]
  • Pathophysiology Several traumatic mechanisms for the development of RVF exist. Perineal lacerations during childbirth, especially those due to episioproctotomy, predispose patients to RVFs.[emedicine.medscape.com]


  • His surgical approaches to anal fistulas are designed to treat the fistula while preventing any muscular damage to the sphincter. After a thorough exam to determine the extent and nature of the fistula, Dr.[lacolonrectalsurgeon.com]
  • You may need this medicine to treat or prevent constipation. Procedures: Incision and drainage: Your healthcare provider may break the abscess to drain the pus. This is done by making an incision in or near the affected area.[drugs.com]
  • You may need to wear a gauze pad or minipad to prevent the drainage from soiling your clothes. Bowel movements will not affect healing. Will an abscess or fistula recur? If proper healing occurs, the problem usually will not return.[colonrectal.org]
  • Endorectal Advancement Flap: A flap is created using the rectal wall lining to close over the inside opening of the fistula tract preventing it from being re-infected.[annapoliscolon.com]
  • Other options include placement of a seton and/or opening the perianal skin adjacent to the external opening which promotes healing before external closure and prevents recurrence of an abscess.[teachmesurgery.com]

Ask Question

5000 Characters left Format the text using: # Heading, **bold**, _italic_. HTML code is not allowed.
By publishing this question you agree to the TOS and Privacy policy.
• Use a precise title for your question.
• Ask a specific question and provide age, sex, symptoms, type and duration of treatment.
• Respect your own and other people's privacy, never post full names or contact information.
• Inappropriate questions will be deleted.
• In urgent cases contact a physician, visit a hospital or call an emergency service!