Anal fissure

Chapter

Abstract

  • © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. All rights reserved. Fissure in ano is characterized by severe pain with defecation. Conservative treatment involves increasing dietary fiber intake and topical administration of smooth muscle relaxants. When these conservative options fail, surgery may be indicated. Closed and open lateral internal sphincterotomy will be discussed in detail in this chapter.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783319245553
  • Pubmed Id

  • 23688791
  • Start Page

  • 497
  • End Page

  • 503