Erdinc Cetinkaya MD, Department of Colorectal Surgery General Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital Sıhhiye 06100, Post Code: 06100 Ankara, Turkey Tel : 788 Fax: 340 E-mail: [email protected] Rec date: Mar 29, 2016; Acc date: May 11, 2016; Pub date: May 16, 2016 Citation: Cetinkaya E, Bulut B, Ersoz S, Guldogan CE, Akgul O, et al.
(2016) Clinical Experience with Lift Technique For Complex Anal Fistulas. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000425 Copyright: © 2016 Cetinkaya E, et al.
And complex fistulas may be associated with local irradiation or Crohn disease [2-4].
The surgical treatment of anal fistula has been a challenge for both surgeons and patients.
All of the anal fistulas in the study were classified as complex fistula.
After the adequate fasting period, enema was administered for bowel preparation.
The estimated prevalence of anal fistula is 12 to 28/100.000 of the per year and male to female ratio is 1.8:1 .
In this observational prospective study we aimed to assess the results of the LIFT technique for the patients with complex anal fistula in our colorectal unit.
The study was conducted between January 2014 and July 2014 after obtaining approval from Ethics Committee at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital ( approval no.895 at 2014).
Conclusion: Ligation of the intersphincteric tract is a novel sphincter-preserving method for complex anal fistulas.
As a simple, safe, cost-effective procedure with high success rates it could be candidate for being the gold standart method for complex anal fistulas.