Closure of anal fistula using a suturable bioprosthetic plug

NICE interventional procedures guidance [IPG410] Published date:

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on closure of anorectal fistula using a suturable bioprosthetic plug.

This document replaces previous guidance on closure of anorectal fistula using a suturable bioprosthetic plug (interventional procedure guidance 221).

  • Description

    Anal fistula is an abnormal opening between the anal canal and the skin around the anus. It may cause symptoms such as pain or discomfort and leaking of blood or pus. In this procedure, a specially designed ‘plug’ is inserted into the fistula and stitched in place.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    H55.7 Repair of anal fistula using plug

    Y27.3 Xenograft to organ NOC

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