Case Report
Volume 7 Issue 11 - 2020
A Review of Various Surgical Managements and their Outcome of Fistula-in-Ano
Srinivas Reddy K1* and Sharadendu Bali2
1Resident Surgery, Department of General Surgery, MMIMSR, MMU, Mullana, Ambala, India
2Professor of General Surgery, MMIMSR, Ambala, India
*Corresponding Author: Srinivas Reddy K, Resident Surgery, Department of General Surgery, MMIMSR, MMU, Mullana, Ambala, India.
Received: September 23, 2020; Published: October 22, 2020


Treatment for fistula in ano (FIA) has been tricky for most surgeons. Fistula-in-ano is an abnormal epithelial-lined tract which connects anal canal to perianal skin. Fistulas in ano can have numerous causes but most commonly caused by perianal abscess. The prevalence in men is about 12 cases for 1 lakh population whereas in women its 6 cases for 1 lakh population. The only treatment available for fistula in ano is surgery which includes various procedures like fistulectomy, fistulotomy, VAAFT, LIFT, SETON. Complications like Fecal incontinence, persistent discharge, fistula recurrence may seen in post-surgery. Therefore, to avoid these complications sphincter saving surgeries like LIFT, VAAFT are practiced these days.

Keywords: Fistula in Ano (FIA); Ligature of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT), Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT)


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