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2020 Sep

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Safety and efficacy of the treatment of chronic anal fissure by lateral internal sphincterotomy: A retrospective cohort study.


An anal fissure is one of the most common anorectal diseases resulting from a longitudinal tear in anoderm under the dentate line. It causes severe pain during defecation, and the resulting emotional stress leads to a reduction in the overall quality of life of a person. There are several medical and surgical treatment procedures that are employed to treat anal fissures. In the present retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS) surgical procedure for the treatment of chronic anal fissure. Additionally, we also analyzed the complications arising after the surgery and the factors affecting the complications.