BACKGROUND: There is no a clear knowledge concerning the division of any part of the anal sphincter complex and the effect of this procedure on the function of the anal canal during the treatment of perianal fistula.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of 3D anorectal ultrasound in the assessment of anal fistula, quantifying the length of the sphincter muscle to be transected, selecting patients for different approaches and identifying healing, failure or recurrence after the surgical treatment.
METHODS: A prospective study included patients with primarily cryptogenic transsphincteric anal fistula assessed by fecal Incontinence score, tri-dimensional anorectal ultrasound and anal manometry before and after surgery. Based on 3D-AUS, patients …
MURAD-REGADAS, Sthela Maria, REGADAS FILHO, Francisco Sergio P, HOLANDA, Erico de Carvalho, VERAS, Lara Burlamaqui, VILARINHO, Adjra da Silva, & LOPES, Manoel S. (2018). CAN THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANORECTAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY BE INCLUDED AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF ANAL FISTULA BEFORE AND AFTER SURGICAL TREATMENT?. Arquivos de Gastroenterologia, Epub August 06, 2018.