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Anal Fissure (cont.)

Anal Fissure Prognosis

Medical therapy works more than 80% of the time in treating and preventing future anal fissures. If surgery is required, the success rate is often greater than 95% in preventing recurrences.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCE: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox K. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 17th edition. Saunders. 2004.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/7/2014
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