Journal article

Fibrin glue for the treatment of fistulae in ano--a method worth sticking to?

JMC Yeung, JAD Simpson, S-W Tang, NC Armitage, C Maxwell-Armstrong

Colorectal Dis | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The current evidence for fibrin glue as a treatment for anal fistulae is mixed. This study reviews the experience of fibrin glue as a treatment for anal fistulae in a single tertiary referral centre and attempts to identify factors related to failure of therapy and the length of follow-up required. METHOD: Patients with fistulae in ano that were treated with fibrin glue between February 2004 and August 2008 were analysed. All procedures were performed by two colorectal consultants based at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. All patients were followed-up to assess the outcome of this treatment. RESULTS: Forty patients (21 male, 19 female) with a mean age of 46.5 years were stud..

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