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VAAFT is Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment. The constant link between the surface of anal and the area around is known as anal fistula. It opens internally in the anal canal and opens externally in the area around anus. Patients with complex anal fistula are treated with Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment. VAAFT can be combined with open surgical method as well.
This treatment for anal fistula is completely safe and minimally incision technique. This treatment was developed in 2006 by Meinero. There is the direct visualization of the fistula that opens internally and of the fistula tract. The treatment is conducted under the endoluminal vision that is direct. The internal opening can be traced with the help of this VAAFT treatment in roughly about 80% cases. Because of the fact that is minimum invasion, the wounds are small.
However, the cons of this treatment are the risks present which can lead to multiple surgeries and reopening of fistula (internal) opening.