Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor 2017-2019

 

Editor-in-Chief:

Tom MOREELS

 

Deputy Editor:

Nicolas LANTHIER

 

Review



A review of conservative and surgical management of anal fissure


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Background : Anal fissures are one of the common perianal conditions presenting with bleeding, itching, and pain of varying severity. The method of treating this pathology should preferably be the one that results in optimal clinical outcome, is less painful, and is patient friendly. Despite a plethora of techniques in vogue, an ideal management of this condition continues to be a subject of debate. Materials and Methods : A Medline database was used to perform a literature search for articles relating to the term anal fissure. Conclusion : Analysis of the available literature shows that by far, medical manipulation of the internal sphincter should be the first-line treatment in anal fissure. A surgical therapy is called for if the medical therapy fails or there is a recurrence. [Product Details...]