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Anorectal Abscesses and Fistulas

An anal fistula is a recurrent infection affecting the anus and occasionally the lower rectum. It causes considerable discomfort and disability to sufferers of this chronic condition.

In Singapore, this condition is also known as the 'rat hole' (Laoshudong) amongst the Chinese community and traditional Chinese medical practitioners. It commonly affects economically active adults in the third to fifth decades of life.

Although anal fistulas have been recognized for thousands of years, the treatment of complex or recurrent anal fistulas continues to challenge surgeons today.


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