What is the role of surgery in the treatment of anal fissures?

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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Chronic anal fissures frequently require surgical treatment. [15] Surgical procedures may involve lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS), anal dilation, or fissurectomy.


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