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Crohn's Disease Forum » Surgery » Fistulas, Fissures and Abscesses » GORE BIO plug 50:50 success rate??...is the cup half full or empty?



08-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
vanittany
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
50/50 chance for successful fistula repair...is the cup half full or empty?

In 1/2011, I had surgery to drain an abscess that I have had for over a year that developed when I was pregnant. I have hx of ulcerative colitis since 2001, IPAA surgery and illeostomy reversal in 2002/2003. Have not had any real difficulty with my pouch other than some pouchitis intermittently. However, this abscess was NOT gong away and would get very angry at time. So, I agreed to surgery. During surgery, he found a double fistula which I now have a setons for. One a vaginal fistual that connects to my JPouch and the other fistula that connects to the vaginal fistula.

Fast forward a yr and a half and I am getting ready to have the vaginal fistula repaired with the GORE BIO tissue reinforcement and the other one packed. After a surgery consultation this week I am considering pulling out of surgery bc of the low success rate...50/50 sounds a hot shot of a chance to take. He said if this doesn't work...our next stop is a ileostomy. Which scares me to pieces.
Anyone, or anyone post IPAA surgery with fistula, abscess or similar situation please let me know.

Last edited by vanittany; 08-22-2013 at 02:43 PM.
12-23-2015, 09:14 AM   #2
earthshine
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Join Date: Jun 2015
How are you know? Considering plug surgery. Hope you are well
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