[Functional results following fistulectomy with primary muscle suture in high anal fistula. A prospective clinical and manometric study].

A prospective study was carried out on 46 patients with anal fistula to evaluate clinical aspects and anal manometry. In 26 patients a high fistula was diagnosed (type II, n = 20; type III, n = 6). In those cases the sphincter-saving technique with primarily muscle suturing was used. 70% (n = 14) of type II and 100% (n = 6) of type III had been operated on before. Out of 26 five patients (19.2%) with high anal fistula developed incontinence in the case of watery stools postoperatively, 4 of those only once in a while. There was no complaint about incontinence for solid stool at all.
AuthorsN Lux, S Athanasiadis
JournalDer Chirurg; Zeitschrift für alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen (Chirurg) Vol. 62 Issue 1 Pg. 36-41 (Jan 1991) ISSN: 0009-4722 [Print] GERMANY
Vernacular TitleFunktionelle Ergebnisse nach Fistulektomie mit primärer Muskelnaht bei hohen Analfisteln. Eine prospektive klinische und analmanometrische Studie.
PMID2026067 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anal Canal (surgery)
  • Fecal Incontinence (diagnosis)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Manometry
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications (diagnosis)
  • Prospective Studies
  • Rectal Fistula (surgery)
  • Rectum (surgery)
  • Suture Techniques

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