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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Amandeep Singh M.D.[2]

Overview

There are no ultrasound findings associated with anal fissure. However, the endoanal ultrasound helps in identifying occult lesions in a proctological examination, assessing sphincters after the surgery, and find the reason behind delayed or failure of healing.

Ultrasound

There are no abdominal ultrasound findings associated with anal fissure. However, the endoanal ultrasound helps in:[1][2][3]

  • Identifying occult lesions in a proctological examination.
  • Assessing sphincters after the surgery.
  • Find the reason behind delayed or failure of healing.

References

  1. Vieira AM, Castro-Poças F, Lago P, Pimentel R, Pinto R, Saraiva MM, Areias J (2010). "The importance of ultrasound findings in the study of anal pain". Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 102 (5): 308–13. PMID 20524758.
  2. Bhardwaj R, Parker MC (2007). "Modern perspectives in the treatment of chronic anal fissures". Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 89 (5): 472–8. doi:10.1308/003588407X202137. PMC 2048592. PMID 17688717.
  3. Yucel E, Akin ML, Sucullu I, Filiz AI, Ozdemir Y, Yildiz M (2013). "Endoanal ultrasonographic evaluation of an unhealed anal fissure after the lateral internal sphincterotomy". Bratisl Lek Listy. 114 (1): 27–30. PMID 23253025.

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