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J R Soc Med. 1984 May; 77(5): 369–371.
PMCID: PMC1439886

Comparison of results of treatment of fistula-in-ano.


The results of treatment of 137 consecutive patients with fistula-in-ano are presented. Sixty-eight were treated by the 'lay-open' technique and 69 by the Parks technique, the two groups being comparable. The results slightly favour the Parks technique.

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