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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 160-164

Ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract technique in the management of anorectal fistula

Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Sharkia, Zagazig, Egypt

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Muhammad A Baghdadi
College of Medicine, Zagazig University, Sharkia, Zagazig 44512
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejs.ejs_171_18

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Background and aims Anorectal fistula is one of the most common problematic anal conditions in daily surgical practice. Many treatment modalities are used. This study evaluates the ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract procedure on the basis of its postoperative outcomes. Patients and methods This study was carried out on 25 patients. Participants of either sex diagnosed with anal fistula (transsphincteric fistula, either high or low) were included in the study between April 2016 and May 2018. Patients with recurrent fistulas, Crohn’s disease, and anal or distal rectal cancers were excluded from the study. Results The mean age group of the study participants was 36.6±8.34. The sex distribution showed a higher number of men (n=17) compared with women (n=8). The mean operative time was 35.46±3.6 min and the mean healing time was 6 weeks. Anal incontinence was not observed (0%). A total of two (8%) participants developed recurrence. Conclusion The Ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract procedure is an effective and sphincter-preserving technique for fistula-in-ano with a shorter healing time and a lower incidence of recurrence.

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