Botulinum toxin injection versus lateral internal sphincterotomy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure: a non-randomized controlled trial

Giral A., Memisoglu K., Gultekin Y., Imeryuz N., Kalayc C., Ulusoy N., ...More

BMC GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.4, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-230x-4-7
  • Title of Journal : BMC GASTROENTEROLOGY


Background: Although lateral internal sphincterotomy is the gold-standard treatment for chronic anal fissure, intrasphincteric injection of botulinum toxin seems to be a reliable new option. The aim of this non-randomized study is to compare the effect of lateral internal sphincterotomy and botulinum toxin injection treatments on the outcome and reduction of anal sphincter pressures in patients with chronic anal fissure.