Lateral subcutaneous internal sphincterotomy in treatment of anal fissure.

  title={Lateral subcutaneous internal sphincterotomy in treatment of anal fissure.},
  author={D C Hoffmann and J. C. Goligher},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={3 5724},
One hundred and three patients with anal fissures have been treated by lateral internal sphincterotomy performed by a subcutaneous myotomy technique, and 99 have been successfully followed up for from 3 to 24 months (mean 11 months). The operation was free from significant complications, apart from slight reactionary bleeding in one case and a perianal abscess in another. The fissure persisted or recurred in three cases, in one of which a further lateral sphincterotomy was performed, with cure… CONTINUE READING

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