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Seton Suture

by Etienne Moore — last modified 2007-04-02 18:33

This describes a thread or plastic sling that is sometimes used in anal fistula surgery.  The thread prevents painful build-up of fluids around the anus and allows the fistula to discharge infected materials out of the body.  Sometimes patients require a long term seton suture.  Apart from having a little thread hanging out of the bottom, patients can use and clean their anus as normal.

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