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Fistulotomy

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Fistulotomy

What is a Fistulotomy?

A fistulotomy is the repair of an anal fistula, an abnormal connection between the inside of the anus and nearby skin. During the procedure, the fistula is cut open and allowed to heal into the anal canal. 

Also Known As: 

  • Anal surgery
  • Anal pain surgery
  • Anal fistula surgery
  • Anal fistula repair 

Conditions Treated with a Fistulotomy: 

A fistulotomy is used in cases of anal fistula and pain and itching around the anus.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to a Fistulotomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to a fistulotomy.

Anesthesia with a Fistulotomy:

A fistulotomy can be performed with local or regional anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from a Fistulotomy:

Possible risks following a fistulotomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after a Fistulotomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following a fistulotomy is good.

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