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Perianal Sinus / Fistula

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Overview

    • Look For

    • One or more openings in the perianal area that may be associated with discharge of blood, pus or faecal material.
    • Significance

    • Pilonidal sinus: a blind-ending tract opening from the anus, which may be associated with an underlying cyst.Infected damaged hair follicle
    • Fistula in ano: an abnormal connection between the perianal area and the anus, rectum, vagina or other pelvic organ.Anorectal abscess, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, tumour, tuberculosis
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