Increased long-term risk of anal fistula after proctologic surgery: a case-control study.

Increased long-term risk of anal fistula after proctologic surgery: a case-control study. Ann Coloproctol. 2020 Jan 31;: Authors: Assaraf J, Lambrescak E, Lefèvre JH, de Parades V, Bourguignon J, Etienney I, Taouk M, Atienza P, Zeitoun JD Abstract Purpose: Anal fistula is a common condition in proctology, usually requiring surgical treatment. Few risk factors are clearly identified based on solid evidence. Our research objective was to determine whether a history of anal surgery was a risk factor for subsequent anal fistula. Methods: We conducted a case-control study from January 1st 2012 through December 31st 2013 in our tertiary center. 280 cases that underwent surgery for anal fistula and 123 control patients seeking a consultation for upper gastrointestinal symptoms were included. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease were excluded. We recorded for both cases and controls the following variables: gender, any prior anal surgery, diabetes mellitus, infection by the human immunodeficiency virus and smoking status. For each variable, confidence interval and Odds-ratio were calculated. Results: In univariate analysis, male sex (73.2% vs 31.7%, p
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