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Research Overview of Sphincter-Preserving Surgery for Complex Anal Fistulas

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Zongrun Li1,*, Hua Jiang2, Liangwu Huang1, Wenxin Li1

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang 712000, Shaanxi, China.

2The Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang 712000, Shaanxi, China.

*Corresponding author: Zongrun Li


Anorectal fistula, referred to as anal fistula, is mainly caused by the infection of the anal glands and the surrounding tissue, which leads to the communication between the rectum and the surrounding tissue, forming a pathological channel. It is a common and frequently-occurring disease in daily life. According to statistics, the total incidence of anal fistula is about 8.6%, which is recognized as one of the most difficult diseases in the world. At present, the main treatment method is surgery, but there are countless cases of fecal incontinence caused by injury to the anal sphincter during surgery, which has a great impact on patients’ life and postoperative recovery. Therefore, avoiding or reducing damage to the anal sphincter is the surgeon’s top priority during surgery. This article will give an overview of the sphincter-preserving surgery based on the treatment of complex anal fistulas, combined with relevant domestic and foreign literature, so as to help the treatment of anal fistulas.


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Research Overview of Sphincter-Preserving Surgery for Complex Anal Fistulas

How to cite this paper: Zongrun Li, Hua Jiang, Liangwu Huang, Wenxin Li. (2022) Research Overview of Sphincter-Preserving Surgery for Complex Anal Fistulas. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research6(3), 264-268.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2022.07.006

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