Outcomes of primary repair of anorectal and rectovaginal fistulas using the endorectal advancement flap
GTP-Binding Protein alpha Subunits, Gs
Receptors, Adrenergic, beta-2
Single Molecule Imaging
The endorectal advancement flap is an effective method of repair for both anorectal and rectovaginal fistulas, even though the success rate may not be as optimistic as in some other published studies. Patient selection is imperative, realizing that a higher rate of failure may be present in Crohn's disease and rectovaginal fistulas. Control of sepsis before endorectal advancement flap with drainage of a perianal abscess and/or seton placement, whenever possible, is indicated.