Quality of life with anal fistula.

  title={Quality of life with anal fistula.},
  author={Harriet A Owen and Gordon N Buchanan and Alexis M. P. Schizas and Richard Charles Cohen and Andrew B. Williams},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={98 5},
INTRODUCTION Anal fistula affects people of working age. Symptoms include abscess, pain, discharge of pus and blood. Treatment of this benign disease can affect faecal continence, which may, in turn, impair quality of life (QOL). We assessed the QOL of patients with cryptoglandular anal fistula. METHODS Newly referred patients with anal fistula completed the St Mark's Incontinence Score, which ranges from 0 (perfect continence) to 24 (totally incontinent), and Short form 36 (SF-36… CONTINUE READING
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