EVALUATION OF LIGATION OF INTERSPHINCTERIC FISTULA TRACT [LIFT] PROCEDURE IN THE TREATMENT OF ANAL FISTULAS.

Anand Deoraj, Nadeem Ahmad, Kanchan Sone Lal Baitha, Prem Prakash, Abhishek Chaudhary

Abstract


Our study aims to analyse the success rate of  ligation of intersphinteric fistulous tract [LIFT] as a surgical technique in the manegment of fistula in ano in terms of healing, reoccurance and continence status. Ours was a prospective study of 42 patients admitted in our hospital IGIMS from september 2018 to september 2019 presenting with fistula in ano and treated with LIFT technique. Healing, reoccurance and continence were analysed during a 24 weeks follow up period. Primary healing (success)was seen in 34 out of 42 patients (80.95 %). Reoccurance (failure) was seen in 8 out of 42 patients (19.04 %). Incontinence was not observed in any of the patient. LIFT with its simple technique and short learning curve is a novel approach to treat simple as well as complex fistula in ano with acceptable outcomes.

 


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