What are the recurrence or nonhealing rates for anal fissures after surgery?

Updated: Dec 15, 2017
  • Author: Lisa Susan Poritz, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The recurrence or nonhealing rates for anal fissures after surgical treatment are in the range of 1-6%. Several studies found that as many as 50% of subjects who did not heal had underlying undiagnosed Crohn disease as the etiology for their fissure.


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