Mario Pescatori MD FRCS EBSQ
Parioli Clinic, Rome and Cobellis Clinic, Vallo della Lucania, Italy
WHAT DOES THE LITERATURE REPORT?
Two outstanding surgeons, one from Great Britain, the late Professor John Goligher and one from USA, Dr Steven Wexner, wrote two classical books on colorectal surgery.
The beginning of the chapters on FISTULA-IN-ANO had the same concept in common.
According to Goligher it is more difficult to operate a complex (i.e. recurrent, high, with multiple tracks) anal fistula than a rectal cancer. According to Wexner, fistula-in-ano represents the most challenging disease for a colorectal surgeon.