Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 28, 2021; 27(24): 3643-3653
Published online Jun 28, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i24.3643
Table 2 Definitions of outcome
Supplementary definition
HealingComplete healing of internal and external opening; no abscess, no symptomsAssessment by clinical examination including proctoscopy
PersistenceNo complete healing with persistence of fistula (external opening) and/or symptomsDefined postoperative observation period
RecurrenceRecurrence of fistula after period with complete healing and interval without symptomsWith or without occurrence of abscess