Trattamento chirurgico delle fistole anali: Nostra esperienza relativa a 1.000 pazienti operati in 20 anni

Translated title of the contribution: Surgical treatment of anal fistulas. Personal experience on 1,000 patients over a 20-year period

M. Giordano, B. Rebesco, G. Blanco, I. Torelli

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Abstract

Background. Considering their long experience acquired during the period October 1981 and October 2001 related to the treatment of 1,000 patients suffering from anal fistulas, the authors reasses the problem of this affection from an etiopathogenic, classifying, diagnostic and therapeutic point of view. Methods. Surgical treatment of Arnous's French School was performed; these methods foresee the division of the operative times and slow sphincteric sectioning by an elastic constriction. Results. Results were excellent: 99.2% of complete recoveries and very few failures and complications: 0.5% incomplete recovery, 0.3% relapse, 1.3% soiling, 1.5% gas temporary incontinence. Conclusions. The main premise to obtain the patient's recovery is to perform a faultless technique and to follow assiduously and minutely the long postoperative period of surgical wounds.

Translated title of the contributionSurgical treatment of anal fistulas. Personal experience on 1,000 patients over a 20-year period
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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