Rubber Band Seton in the Management of Abscess-Anal Fistula

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Abstract

An elastic seton has been used in more than 35 patients in the surgical management of anterior abscess-anal fistula and anterolateral anal fistula in women. Elastic setons are applicable in the treatment of other complicated abscess-anal fistulas. The advantage of this method is the good functional result, with a minimal deformity of the anus. The treatment can be administered with a minimal number of hospital days or, in some instances, on an an outpatient basis.

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