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Usefulness of bFGF spray in the treatment of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano.
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PMID:  20632016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a newly identified recombinant agent that promotes wound healing through an augmented neovascularization. This study examined the effect of bFGF in the treatment of perianal abscesses.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nine consecutive males with an average age of 5.1 months (1-9 months) who presented with perianal abscess in the past 2 years were treated with bFGF (Transfermin, Kaken Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan). Two or three sprays of bFGF were applied to the perianal abscess two times a day.
RESULTS: All nine patients responded well to the bFGF treatment. Pus discharge and local swelling around the fistula subsided within a mean of 7.3 ± 1.9 days (1 SD) after the initiation of treatment. One case showed a mild relapse 7 months after treatment and the other developed a new lesion 1 month after treatment. However, these lesions also similarly disappeared after a second treatment with bFGF without a recurrence in the follow-up examinations at 11 and 10 months, respectively. The remaining seven cases have all done well without any recurrence at a mean follow-up period of 14.1 ± 3.2 months.
CONCLUSION: These results clearly indicate the usefulness of the bFGF spray as a new treatment strategy for the management of perianal abscesses.
Masayuki Kubota; Yutaka Hirayama; Naoki Okuyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1437-9813     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1037-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 1-757 Asahimachi-Dori, Niigata 951-8510, Japan.
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