Anorectal fistulae are a heterogeneous group of disorders that can cause significant pain, social impairment, hygienic problems, and, rarely, sepsis. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for anorectal fistulae, yet no one procedure is universally efficacious and safe. Simple fistulae can often be treated by simple fistulotomy, but complex fistulae present a more complicated scenario-effective surgical treatment options are compromised by increased risk of incontinence. Likewise, safe treatment alternatives have low risk of postoperative incontinence but low success rates. The Surgisis AFP appears to be an effective and safe treatment alternative for complex fistula, including Crohn's fistula, based on initial reports.
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