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 (NICE interventional procedure guidance 221, June 2007).

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.

Coding recommendations

H55.7 Repair of anal fistula using plug

Y27.3 Xenograft to organ NOC

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