Talk:Anal fistula

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What is the of fistula-in-ano" and "fistulotomy". What does "Fistulotomy — till anorectal ring" mean? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bgamberg (talkcontribs) 02:48, 3 June 2012 (UTC)


Ayurveda : There seems to be a technique called 'Kshara Sootra' (a Medicated thread) available in ayurveda. Can anyone provide details?

from a cursory inspection of this (highly misleadingly named) website link, this seems to be a seton. Markjohndaley (talk) 02:30, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


- Most effective, minimally invasive treatment available is through the use of the Anal Fistula Plug (AFP), developed by Cook Medical Inc. The AFP is a biodegradable collagen plug that acts as a bioscaffold to facilitate the regeneration of tissue growth within the fistula tract. Once surgically inserted and secured properly, studies have shown this new treatment to yield an 87% success rate. The AFP has no risk of incontinence and does not require the cutting of the sphincter muscle. It is the perfect treatment for anyone who is living with a ceton inserted, and/or has a deep anal fistula that would otherwise require cutting muscle and risking incontinence. For more information visit or contact an AFP Specialist directly -

This looks like advertising. --DanielCD 21:18, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

This needs to be worded in an encyclopedic manner and to be referenced by research journals, not webites or a single organization. This information may be important, so don't make it crummy by referring to a certain person/organization/entity that provides the procedure, as that looks like advertising. Material should be cited and reference material listed in its own section below the main article body. --DanielCD 22:21, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm absolutely in agreement. Can somebody put up a references flag? I'm at work.. Markjohndaley (talk) 02:31, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm also highly sceptical of "Studies Indicate" If we are using science we should be quoting how these outcomes compare and which head to head trial shows morbidity/ hard endpoint benefit before any differential benefit claims are made on an encyclopedic site.Markjohndaley (talk) 02:36, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


I am passing through, rating pages for WPMED. I thought I'd mention the page currently seems to confuse fistula and sinus (or sinus tract). --Una Smith 02:48, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure this is the case now. Markjohndaley (talk) 02:39, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Article shoul dmake clear that fistula has epithelial lining, otherwise it is called a "communication". Or so I understand. Can have a communication early on in the process (a draining perianal abscess), then later the tract becomes colonized by epithelia.lesion (talk) 22:12, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Famous Fistulas[edit]

Didn't Louis XIV of France have an anal fistula? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:34:09, August 19, 2007 (UTC)

It seems so. Just seen it mentioned on a BBC TV programme called Versaille which is a drama documentary about Louis XIV. Programme broadcast 20:00-21:00 on 7/5/2011. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:56, 7 May 2011 (UTC)