Essential articles: Colorectal

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Anal fistulas:

Sugrue J, et al. Sphincter-Sparing Anal Fistula Repair: Are We Getting Better? Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Oct;60(10):1071-1077. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000885. 

Vogel JD, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Anorectal Abscess, Fistula-in-Ano, and Rectovaginal Fistula Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Dec;59(12):1117-1133. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000733. 

Sirany AM, et al. The ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract procedure for anal fistula: a mixed bag of results Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Jun;58(6):604-12. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000374. 


Diverticulitis:

Francis NK, et al. EAES and SAGES 2018 consensus conference on acute diverticulitis management: evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice Surg Endosc. 2019 Sep;33(9):2726-2741. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-06882-z. 


Fissures:

Murad-Regadas SM, et al. How much of the internal sphincter may be divided during lateral sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure in women? Morphologic and functional evaluation after sphincterotomy Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 May;56(5):645-51. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e31827a7416. 

Stewart DB Sr, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Anal Fissures Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Jan;60(1):7-14. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000735. 

Thornton MJ, et al. Prospective manometric assessment of botulinum toxin and its correlation with healing of chronic anal fissure Dis Colon Rectum. 2005 Jul;48(7):1424-31. doi: 10.1007/s10350-005-0025-9. 


Hemorrhoids:

Davis BR, et al. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Hemorrhoids Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Mar;61(3):284-292. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001030. 

Nelson DW, et al. Prophylactic antibiotics for hemorrhoidectomy: are they really needed? Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Mar;57(3):365-9. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e3182a0e522. 

Nienhuijs S, et al. Conventional versus LigaSure hemorrhoidectomy for patients with symptomatic Hemorrhoids Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;2009(1):CD006761. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006761.pub2. 


Rectal prolapse:

Bordeianou L, et al. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Rectal Prolapse Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Nov;60(11):1121-1131. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000889. 

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