Perianal Fistula

A fistula is an abnormal connection between an organ, vessel, or intestine and another structure. Fistulas are usually the result of injury or surgery. They can also result from infection or inflammation. A perianal fistula is usually the result of an anal abscess where the infected gland (abscess) is connected by a small tunnel to an opening on the skin around the anus.

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Martin D. Goodman, MD

Martin D. Goodman, MD

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Title(s): Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program; Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-9248
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, advanced abdominal tumors, peritoneal surface malignancies, hepatobiliary/pancreatic/colorectal minimally invasive surgical oncology

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