International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Rate of Recurrence after Ligation of Intersphinceric Tract (LIFT) or Fistulectomy for Complex Fistula-In-Ano with Assessment of Quality of Life - A Single Centre Prospective Observational Study

Manan Trivedi | Ram Prajapati [9] | Monty Khajanchi [2]

Abstract: Complex fistula in ano is a complex disorder whose management requires surgical expertise and has tremendous effect on quality of life of the patients. There are various surgical modalities available for its management among which Ligation of intersphincteric tract (LIFT) and fistulectomy are two most commonly performed procedures. We performed 35 of such procedures over period of 1 year and followed up patients for rate of recurrence and change in quality of life. In our study, Recurrence rate detected after end of 6 months were 21.4% for LIFT and 19% for fistulectomy respectively. There was significant improvement in quality of life (p < 0.05) after the surgery based on applied EQ5D5L questionnaire.

Keywords: complex fistula in ano, ligation of intersphincteric tract, fistulectomy, quality of life

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 1449 - 1453

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