Anal Fissure

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Abstract

Anal fissure is a common disorder that is effectively treated and prevented with conservative measures in its acute form, whereas chronic fissures may require medical or surgical therapy. This article discusses the nonoperative and operative management strategies, reviews the current literature on expected outcomes, and provides guidance on dealing with fissures in special situations, such as patients with inflammatory bowel disease or hypotonic sphincters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume90
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

Keywords

  • Anal fissure
  • Anorectal disease
  • Nonoperative treatment
  • Sphincterotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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