What are complications of surgical intervention for an anal fissure?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The following complications may occur with surgical intervention [2, 15] :

  • Urinary retention

  • Bleeding

  • Abscess formation

  • Flatus, liquid, and stool incontinence

  • Recurrence of fissures

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