ESGAR consensus statement on the imaging of fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_4AA598AEBD96
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
ESGAR consensus statement on the imaging of fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis.
Journal
European radiology
Author(s)
Halligan S., Tolan D., Amitai M.M., Hoeffel C., Kim S.H., Maccioni F., Morrin M.M., Mortele K.J., Rafaelsen S.R., Rimola J., Schmidt S., Stoker J., Yang J.
ISSN
1432-1084 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0938-7994
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Number
9
Pages
4734-4740
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Consensus Development Conference ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To develop imaging guidelines for patients with fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis.
An expert group of 13 members of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) used a modified Delphi process to vote on a series of consensus statements relating to the imaging of patients with potential anal sepsis. Participants first completed a questionnaire to gather practice information and to help frame the statements posed.
In the first round of voting, the expert group scored 51 statements of which 45 (88%) achieved immediate consensus. The remaining 6 statements were redrafted following input from the expert group and consensus achieved for all during a second round of voting, including an additional statement drafted. No statement was rejected due to a lack of consensus. After redrafting to improve clarity, 53 individual statements were presented.
These expert consensus statements can be used to guide appropriate indication, acquisition, interpretation and reporting of medical imaging for patients with potential fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis.
• Medical imaging, notably magnetic resonance imaging, is used widely for the diagnosis and monitoring of fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal and perianal sepsis. • While the indexed medical literature is clear that diagnostic accuracy is potentially excellent, this depends on competent image acquisition and interpretation. • In order to facilitate this, the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) has produced expert consensus guidelines regarding the imaging of fistula-in-ano and related conditions.
Keywords
Anal Canal/diagnostic imaging, Anus Diseases/etiology, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiography, Abdominal, Rectal Fistula/complications, Rectal Fistula/diagnostic imaging, Sepsis/etiology, Anal fistula, Anal sphincter, Anus diseases, Guideline, Practice guideline
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Web of science
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Yes
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