Normal MRI pelvis (fistula protocol)

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier


Crohn disease. Discharge. Suspected fistula in ano

Patient Data

Age: 28
Gender: Male



Multiplanar pre-and post-contrast small field of view MR imaging of the pelvis has been obtained.

Anal canal, levator ani complex are normal in appearance. There is no evidence of fissure or fistula. No inflammation or fluid collection in the usual renal fossa or neither rectum. The bones are normal.

Conclusion: No evidence of perianal fistula. No cause for perianal discharge identified.

Case Discussion

Example of normal MRI pelvis small field of view, with intravenous contrast for assessment of fistulating IBD.

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Case information

rID: 38290
Published: 14th Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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