Keyhole deformity: A case series


YÜKSEL O., BOSTANCI H., LEVENTOĞLU Ö. S. , Sahin T. T. , Mentes B. B.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY, vol.12, no.6, pp.1110-1114, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11605-008-0471-5
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1110-1114

Abstract

Objective Keyhole deformity is frequently encountered after posterior internal sphincterotomy but may be observed after lateral internal sphincterotomy or in patients without any history of previous anal surgery. The aim of the present study is to emphasize the surgical significance of this entity and discuss the possible strategies in the treatment of the deformity.