Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) Procedure Versus Use of an Anal Fistula Plug for Anal Fistula Repair
Anal fistulae are a difficult problem to treat. The optimal treatment for fistula involving the anal sphincter is unclear. Two standardly used methods of treatment are the ligation of intersphincteric fistula track (LIFT) procedure and the use of an anal fistula plug. The purpose of this study is to exam the rate of fistula closure between the LIFT procedure and the use of a fistula plug
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Ligation of intersphincteric fistula track procedure, anal fistula plug
Massachusetts General Hospital
Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates, Ltd.
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00830661
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
An abnormal anatomical passage between the INTESTINE, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. External intestinal fistula is connected to the SKIN (enterocutaneous fistula). Internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as STOMACH (gastrocolic fistula), the BILIARY TRACT (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the URINARY BLADDER of the URINARY TRACT (colovesical fistula). Risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (MEDICAL ERRORS).
An abnormal anatomical passage that connects the VAGINA to other organs, such as the bladder (VESICOVAGINAL FISTULA) or the rectum (RECTOVAGINAL FISTULA).
A fistula between the maxillary sinus and the oral cavity.
Abnormal passage communicating with the ESOPHAGUS. The most common type is TRACHEOESOPHAGEAL FISTULA between the esophagus and the TRACHEA.
Salivary Gland Fistula
A fistula between a salivary duct or gland and the cutaneous surface of the oral cavity.
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