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2020 Apr

Niger J Clin Pract



Comparative efficacy of medical treatment versus surgical sphincterotomy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure.


Acar T, Acar N, Güngör F, Kamer E, Genç H, Atahan K, Dilek ON, Hacıyanlı M
Niger J Clin Pract. 2020 Apr; 23(4):539-544.
PMID: 32246662.


Anal fissure which is defined as a longitudinal tear in anoderm below the dentate line is one of the most common benign diseases of anorectal area. Severe pain during the defecation and emotional stress that it causes may reduce people's quality of life.