Anal Fissure

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Anal fissure
  • Anorectal disease
  • Nonoperative treatment
  • Sphincterotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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