Outcomes of primary repair of anorectal and rectovaginal fistulas using the endorectal advancement flap Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • GTP-Binding Protein alpha Subunits, Gs
  • Receptors, Adrenergic, beta-2
  • Single Molecule Imaging

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • December 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10350-004-7249-y

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1622

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 45

number

  • 12