Using Thick Loose Seton Reduces the Incontinence and Enhances Healing Rate of High Type Fistula in Ano, a Retrospective Study
Journal of Surgery
Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages: 85-88
Received: Jul. 6, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 13, 2016; Published: Jul. 28, 2016
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Alaa Al Wadees FRCS, Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical University, Njaf, Iraq
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The recurrence of fistula in ano after operation is distressing for the patients. The aim of this study is to minimize the recurrence of fistula in ano after surgery and to protect from postoperative incontinence. 126 patients were presented to the clinic as a primary or a recurrent high fistula in ano. Only two cases of them were emergency. Fistulas due to malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease or tuberculosis were excluded. Thick loose silk suture was applied for 6 months. Healing rate was 91.26% after first operation, and 82% after second operation. No reported incontince. Application of thick seton is associated with low recurrence rate and no fecal incontinence.
High Type Fistula in Ano, Thick Loose Seton, Fecal Incontinence, Recurrence
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Alaa Al Wadees FRCS, Using Thick Loose Seton Reduces the Incontinence and Enhances Healing Rate of High Type Fistula in Ano, a Retrospective Study, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 85-88. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20160404.12
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