Fistula tract curettage and the use of biological dermal plugs improve high transsphincteric fistula healing in an animal model

@article{Benlice2015FistulaTC,
  title={Fistula tract curettage and the use of biological dermal plugs improve high transsphincteric fistula healing in an animal model},
  author={Cigdem Benlice and Merve Yildiz and Semih Bağhaki and Ilknur Erguner and Deniz Cebi Olgun and Sebnem Batur and Sibel Erdamar and Pinar Ambarcioglu and Ismail H. Hamzaoğlu and Tayfun Karahasanoğlu and Bilgi Baca},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={291-299}
}
The treatment of high transsphincteric fistula is a complex procedure, which may be associated with the risk of recurrence and fecal incontinence. In this study, we used an animal model to compare different types of sphincter-preserving treatments for transsphincteric fistula. Sixteen female New Zealand rabbits, weighing 2.8–4.8 kg underwent a surgical… CONTINUE READING