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Anal fissure - series—Procedure

Procedure

Overview

Sphincterotomy, when properly performed, is very effective in healing anal fissures.

Review Date 6/18/2018

Updated by: Subodh K. Lal, MD, gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia, Smyrna, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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