Magnetic resonance fistulography for the demonstration of anovaginal fistula: An alternative imaging technique?

Ergen F. B., Arslan E. B., Kerimoglu U., Akata D.

JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY, vol.31, no.2, pp.243-246, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Anovaginal fistulae (AVF) are frequently seen in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, especially in Crohn disease with active colonic inflammation. Herein, we report a 21-year-old woman with Crohn disease suffering from vaginal discharge and anal pain. Although clinical presentation was very suggestive of AVF, physical examination and colonoscopy were inconclusive. We used an alternative technique and performed magnetic resonance fistulography by applying rectal contrast for the demonstration of AVF.