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Ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT)

Symptoms

  • history of perianal discharge from multiple perianal opening

Case Presentation


52 years male came with a history of perianal discharge from multiple perianal opening, had two prior surgery for the same problem. But recurred.

On MRI fistulotomy diagnosed to have a complex fistula in ano.

He underwent LASER LIFT. 

He recovered very well after surgery, there was no pain, wound completely healed in 3 weeks.

Physical Examination & Tests

  • MRI fistulotomy

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