Objectives: To develop imaging guidelines for patients with fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis. Methods: 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. Results: 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. Conclusion: 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.

ESGAR consensus statement on the imaging of fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis / 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.. - In: EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 1432-1084. - 30:9(2020), pp. 4734-4740. [10.1007/s00330-020-06826-5]

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

F. Maccioni;
2020

Abstract

Objectives: To develop imaging guidelines for patients with fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis. Methods: 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. Results: 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. Conclusion: 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.
2020
anal fistula; anal sphincter; anus diseases; guideline; practice guideline
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ESGAR consensus statement on the imaging of fistula-in-ano and other causes of anal sepsis / 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.. - In: EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 1432-1084. - 30:9(2020), pp. 4734-4740. [10.1007/s00330-020-06826-5]
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