It can, therefore, be recommended as the standard of treatment for complex fistulae-in-ano requiring the placement of a seton. Dry gauze dressing was used to cover the wound and retained in place using a sanitary napkin and waist thong. The first step is a comprehensive consultation with Dr. They'll ask about your symptoms and whether you have any bowel conditions. New Anal fistula - Introduction. The advantage of this technique is that it is minimally invasive however it is not suitable for all fistulae. Patients and methods All patients with perianal fistula treated in the department of surgery B, at Hasharon Hospital Rabin Medical Center from January and December were reviewed.
Introduction Perianal fistula is a common proctological disease with prevalence that reaches 2. The cable tie was removed by dividing it near the knuckle if the cable tie did not completely cut through despite complete healing of lateral wound or core sphincter of a centimeter diameter was left behind. We prospectively enrolled patients with high type anal fistula in this study. A fine malleable probe is inserted through the fistula and gently advanced until it is visualized to exit the base of the involved crypt Fig. The most common type of surgery for anal fistulas is a fistulotomy.
Setons have been used since Egyptian times; Hippocrates first detailed a method of application in the anal fistula. VAAFT can also be used for treating pilonidal sinus but this is beyond the scope of this briefing. At least two setons were inserted through each fistula. The vascular loop seton which was inserted in the fistula tract in all the cases, circling the sphincter complex loosely, was tied in a necktie fashion. This is a technique that is gaining increasing popularity for treating a fistula that is involving a significant amount of the anal sphincter muscle. Other rarer causes for fistula need to be excluded at the time of surgery either clinically or with biopsies histologically. An anal abscess is an infected pocket of pus in or around the anorectal area.