2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcol.2014.02.005
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VAAFT - Videoassisted anal fistula treatment: A new approach for anal fistula

Abstract: Introduction Anal fistula is an epithelised path between the rectum or anal canal and the perianal region. The use of laparoscopic surgery with a minimally invasive procedure has led to the development of video-assisted surgical treatment of anal fistula. Objective To describe the surgical technique VAAFT as a new approach to fistula. Conclusion This is a safe and reproducible procedure. It enables the study of the entire fistula, obtaining the identification of accessory paths, cavitations… Show more

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“…The sex ratio is 2:1 for males compared to females, and the age range is 30-50 years. In the United States, 68,000 to 96,000 new cases are reported annually [1]. Patients with perianal fistula usually complain of feeling fluid exit the anus with dirty, wet, and odorous underwear that causes discomfort and affects quality of life [2].…”
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“…The sex ratio is 2:1 for males compared to females, and the age range is 30-50 years. In the United States, 68,000 to 96,000 new cases are reported annually [1]. Patients with perianal fistula usually complain of feeling fluid exit the anus with dirty, wet, and odorous underwear that causes discomfort and affects quality of life [2].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The surgery can be performed in several ways. Invasive methods include fistulotomy and fistulectomy, as well as less invasive surgeries aimed to reduce the risk of sphincter injury with the use of a plug, fibrin glue, mucosal advancement, and ligation of the intersphincteric fistulous tract (LIFT) and video-assisted anal fistula surgery [1].…”
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“…With the advent of new technologies and the pursuit for minimally invasive procedures, Meneiro described in 2013 an approach for endoscopic treatment of pilonidal cysts (E.P.Si.T.). 12 This procedure was developed after the use of a fistuloscope for anal fistulas, 13,14 being applied to this pathology.…”
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“…It is usually the sequale of anorectal abscesses. Other less common causes are Crohn's disease, trauma, malignancies, infections and radiotherapy [2]. Several techniques have been developed over the decades to treat anal fistulas and with increasing importance being given to preserve sphincter function however there is no gold standard treatment of choice for this condition.…”
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