Long-term results of lateral internal sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure with particular reference to incidence of fecal incontinence.

@article{Nyam1999LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of lateral internal sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure with particular reference to incidence of fecal incontinence.},
  author={Denis C N K Nyam and John H. Pemberton},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1999},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={1306-10}
}
PURPOSE Lateral internal sphincterotomy is the procedure of choice for chronic anal fissure because it relieves symptoms and heals the fissure in nearly all patients. However, there is evidence that fecal incontinence complicates lateral internal sphincterotomy. The aim of this study was to examine the outcome of lateral internal sphincterotomy in terms of fissure healing and incidence of fecal incontinence. METHODS Between 1984 and 1996, 585 patients underwent lateral internal sphincterotomy… CONTINUE READING
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