Stem Cell Treatment for Perianal Fistula: A Video Case Report

Injection produces a successful outcome in a young patient with Crohn's disease

A 17-year-old male previously diagnosed with ileal Crohn’s disease and suffering from a perianal fistula sought treatment from Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Surgery.

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The center, directed by colorectal surgeon, translational researcher and regenerative medicine specialist Amy Lightner, MD, provides stem cell therapies to treat inflammation and diseased, damaged or dysfunctional tissue in conditions such as ulcerative colitis and fistulizing Crohn’s disease.

In this Quick Case video, Dr. Lightner talks with Scott Steele, MD, Chair of the Department of Colorectal Surgery, about the successful use of mesenchymal stem cell injection to treat the patient’s fistula.