Pneumatic Balloon Dilatation for Chronic Anal Fissure: A Prospective, Clinical, Endosonographic, and Manometric Study

@article{Renzi2005PneumaticBD,
  title={Pneumatic Balloon Dilatation for Chronic Anal Fissure: A Prospective, Clinical, Endosonographic, and Manometric Study},
  author={A. Renzi and L. Brusciano and M. Pescatori and D. Izzo and V. Napoletano and G. Rossetti and G. Genio and A. Genio},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon & Rectum},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={121-126}
}
PURPOSEPneumatic balloon dilation has been shown to be effective in the management of chronic anal fissure, but its effect on the anal sphincter has not been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively the clinical, anatomic, and functional pattern in a group of patients treated by pneumatic balloon dilation.METHODSA series of 33 consecutive patients suffering from chronic anal fissure underwent pneumatic balloon dilation. Anal manometry and ultrasonography were… Expand
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