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Sinogram/Fistulogram

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  1. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  2. You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.

Overview


What is Sinogram/Fistulogram?

Sinogram/Fistulogram is an imaging technique to visualize a fistula/ sinus, which is an abnormal passage in the body. A fistula is an abnormal connecting tube connecting two organs; while a sinus is an abnormal track or cavity that opens to the skin. Fistulogram is advised to detect fistulas in two loops of intestine, the anal canaland skin near the anus, the vagina and another body part such as the colon, rectum, small intestine or bladder. Sinogram helps to asess the cause and extent of problems such as discharge of

clear fluid from the skin, or more serious, such as abscess formation

Why is Sinogram/Fistulogram done?

  1. To understand the size and extent of a sinus (an abnormal passage that starts or ends in one opening, usually on the skin)
  2. To study any proliferations arising from a single sinus
  3. To guide the treatment plan for sinuses

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