Open lateral internal sphincterotomy safe option for chronic anal fissure. A clinical study
Objectives: To provide local data regarding the postoperative complications, pain, anal incontinence and recurrence after lateral internal sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure. Study Design: Clinical Study. Setting: DHQ Charsadda. Period: May 2017 to December 2019. Material & Methods: It was done on 230 chronic anal fissure patients who had underwent prior conservative treatment. Surgery for all patients was carried out under General anaesthesia with open sphincterotomy. Postoperative follow up was carried till 6 months. Data were collected and analysis by using SPSS version 23. Chi square test was used to compare at level of significance <0.005. Results: Mean age of patients was 37.50 ± 7.28 years. Female presented with more postoperative complications than male but differences were statistically not significant. At the end of 6th months follow up period we observed that significantly higher numbers of patients were satisfied (91.4%) with a healing rate of (93.8%). Conclusion: LIS is treatment of choice for chronic anal fissure.