Posted 12/2/2015 11:36 PM (GMT -6)
I applied to get into this study at the Mayo Clinic a year ago. Unfortunately, I was rejected. My fistula is horseshoe shaped and that doesn't currently qualify. However, I thought I would share this study as I'm sure there are others here who have a fistula that would qualify.
They use stem cells on a fistula plug. The plug holds the stem cells in place while they promote healing. The plug can be placed during an EUA (Exam Under Anesthesia). The stem cells are cultured after removing some of your own fat cells (bonus!).
I sure wish I could do it, but I hope this helps someone else.