Fistulography for fistula-in-ano. Is it useful?

Dis Colon Rectum. 1985 Feb;28(2):103-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02552656.


In order to assess fistulography for anal fistula, 25 fistulograms were reviewed. The results as for extensions and internal openings were compared with the surgical findings. Fistulograms were correct in only 16 percent. False-positive results occurred in 10 percent. Fistulography is inaccurate and unreliable.

MeSH terms

  • Anal Canal / diagnostic imaging
  • Anal Canal / surgery
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Rectal Fistula / diagnostic imaging*
  • Rectal Fistula / surgery