Should we consider topical silver nitrate irrigation as a definitive nonsurgical treatment for perianal fistula?

Attaallah W., TÜNEY D. , Gulluoglu B. M. , UĞURLU M. Ü. , GÜNAL Ö. , Yegen C.

Diseases of the colon and rectum, vol.57, no.7, pp.882-7, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/dcr.0000000000000143
  • Title of Journal : Diseases of the colon and rectum
  • Page Numbers: pp.882-7
  • Keywords: Anal fistula, Silver nitrate, ANAL FISTULAS, SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT, IN-ANO, DISEASE


BACKGROUND: Surgery is currently the sole treatment modality for anal fistulas. However, surgery is associated with complications such as permanent incontinence, which reduces quality of life.