Clinical Research
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2003.
World J Gastroenterol. May 15, 2003; 9(5): 1082-1085
Published online May 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i5.1082
Table 1 Comparative data of events after conventional and RF fistulotomy
Events observedConventional fistulotomy (n = 50)Radio frequency surgical fistulotomy (n = 50)
Average time of procedure37 minutes22 minutes
Average bleeding during procedure134 ml47 ml
Need of Suture material100%8%
Post operative pain9 days5 days
Hospital Stay [Mean]56 hrs37 hrs
Recurrence/Failure of Treatment6%2%
Time off work11 days7 days
Mean healing time64 days47 days
Impairment of continence12% for flatus4% for flatus