Perianal fistula • Atlas General Hospital

Perianal fistula

Perianal fistula is a presence of a fistulous tract across the anal sphincters.It is usually an inflammatory condition that affects the region around the anal canal.

Perianalne fistule
Perianal fistula

Fistulas are classified by their relationship to parts of anal shincter complex.They are classified as: intersphincteric, transphincteric, suprasphinteric and extrasphincteric.

Surgical treatment of perianal fistulas is successfully performed in the Atlas general hospital.



How is this procedure carried out?

Before the surgical treatment, pre-operative examinations and preparation are carried out.

The most common type of surgery for anal fistulas is fistulotomy. This involves cutting along the whole length of the fistula to open it up, so it heals as a flat scar.

After the treatment, warm baths are recommended.

After the operation,patients usually stay in hospital from 3-5 days and the post-operative recovery lasts from 4-6 weeks.

In the period before the operation it is important to pay attention to patients’ diet which should consist of light food with no spices and regular stools are important as well.

Two days prior to the operation  intestines should be cleansed by using laxatives and enema.

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