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Efficacy of anal fistula plug vs. fibrin glue in closure of anorectal fistulas.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diseases of the colon and rectum
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
3
Pages
371–376
Identifiers
PMID: 16421664
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Closure of the primary opening of a fistula tract using a suturable biologic anal fistula plug is an effective method of treating anorectal fistulas. The method seems to be more reliable than fibrin glue closure. The greater efficacy of the fistula plug may be the result of the ability to suture the plug in the primary opening, therefore, closing the primary opening more effectively. Further prospective, long-term studies are warranted.

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