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The Anal Fistula Plug versus the mucosal advancement flap for the treatment of Anorectal Fistula (PLUG trial)

Paul J van Koperen, Willem A Bemelman, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Michael F Gerhards, Quirijn AJ Eijsbouts, Willem F van Tets, Lucas WM Janssen, F Robert Dijkstra, Annette D van Dalsen and J Frederik M Slors*

BMC Surgery 2008, 8:11  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-8-11

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FISTULA PLUG TECHNIQUE - A FEASIBLE INNOVATION?

JOHN GRIFSON   (2008-11-16 16:37)  JIPMER email

The fistula plug technique is a new appreciable innovation.However some of the high fistulas have side branches and associated cavities. Filling all these tree like fistulas is practically not possible.Furthermore we should also take into consideration the cost and availability of such biological plug. For selected patients with simple high fistulas,this new technique is a truly good innovation.

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