Gordon Buchanan, Steve Halligan, Clive Bartram, Robin Phillips
This one hour documentary explores the management of fistula in ano and is directed at senior surgical trainees, specialist surgeons and consultants. Prof. Clive Bartram leads the discussion on the role of radiology and is joined by Steve Halligan (MRI) and Mr Gordon Buchanan (3D endoanal ultrasound). Prof. Robin Phillips discusses the strategy behind anal fistula surgery and demonstrates the clinical features and surgery in various cases. The complex anatomy of the anal canal and the intimate relationship of the anal sphincter to fistulae are demonstrated using diagrams and a novel 3D animation.