Response to "Gore Bio-A® Fistula Plug for Complex Anal Fistula: The results should be interpreted cautiously"

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Summary of "Response to "Gore Bio-A® Fistula Plug for Complex Anal Fistula: The results should be interpreted cautiously""

We are grateful for the possibility to reply the comments by Dr de la Portilla. We are conscious that 5 months, or 12 as affirmed by Dr de la Portilla, is sufficient to assess healing of an anal fistula, since intitial apparent success often diminishes with the time.1 However, in our pilot study2 , we adopted the recommendation provided by the 2007 Consensus Conference on Surgisis® AFP™ in which 3 months was the limit to consider the operation a failure.3 Moreover, we were able to make a very homogeneous selection of patients and a standardized technique of implantation and perioperative management. © 2013 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2013 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Department of Surgical Sciences, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.

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Name: Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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