The Importance of Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy Incision: Parallel or Vertical
The purpose of this study is to determine effective incision type for the treatment of chronic anal fissures.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Incision Type for Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy|
|Study Start Date:||October 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Chronic anal fissures
Group A: with vertical incision Group B: with parallel incision
|Parallel incision, vertical insicion|
The lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS) technique is considered the optimal surgical treatment for chronic anal fissures (CAFs); however, questions remain regarding the best technique. The present study investigated whether the type of anoderm incision (vertical or parallel to the anus) affected wound healing, wound-related complications, incontinence and recurrence rates in CAF patients undergoing open LIS.
|SB Istanbul Education and Research Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Feyzullah Ersoz||Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, General surgery clinic|