Fibrin Glue Management for Anal Fistula

By | August 5, 2018

It is uncommon for an anal fistula to heal on its own. Mostly, a surgery is needed to treat the problem. The type and procedure of surgery depend on the classification and condition of the fistula.

Treatment without surgery :

The only non-surgical method to treat anal fistula that is currently in use is fibrin glue. In this procedure, your doctor will give you an injection of the special glue into the fistula while you will be under general anesthesia to approximate the sides closer together and stop the space from persisting. After a period of time, the cells from the surrounding tissue will grow into the glue and the tract will be removed completely.

Many patients go for this method because it is more safe and painless method. But, at the same time, it is less effective than surgical techniques. The possibility of recurrence of the problem may also be there.

This method is not popular nowadays even.