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A patient with anal fissures and hemorrhoids may be operated on by a general surgeon, but a patient with anal fistula needs to be managed by a specialist. Professor Goligher, in his book which for decades has been the bible of large-bowel surgery, wrote that it is more difficult to successfully operate on a patient with a complex recurrent anal fistula than on a patient with rectal cancer.

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  • Mario Pescatori
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  1. 1.Coloproctology UnitArs Medica Hospital and La Sapienza UniversityRomeItaly

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