JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.34, ss.1810-1812, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Background: Anal fissure in children usually is treated by sitz baths, stool softeners, and analgesic ointments. However, some cases are intractable to the treatment. In recent years, it has been reported that nitric oxide donors such as local glyceryl-trinitrate (GTN) ointment causes a reversible chemical sphincterotomy. Although the GTN ointment can be an alternative therapy for adult cases, it has not yet been studied in the children who suffer from anal fissure.