Fine-tuning of the extent of lateral internal sphincterotomy: Spasm-controlled vs. up to the fissure apex

Mentes B. B. , Guner M. K. , LEVENTOĞLU Ö. S. , AKYÜREK N.

DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM, vol.51, no.1, pp.128-133, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10350-007-9121-3
  • Title of Journal : DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-133
  • Keywords: fissure-in-ano, controlled sphincterotomy, incontinence, CHRONIC ANAL-FISSURE, CLOSED SPHINCTEROTOMY, TOPICAL NITROGLYCERIN, BOTULINUM TOXIN, OINTMENT


PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare the results of controlled lateral internal sphincterotomy by using anal calibrators with those of sphincterotomy up to the fissure apex in a randomized, prospective fashion.