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fissure

1. Anatomy a narrow split or groove that divides an organ such as the brain, lung, or liver into lobes
2. a small unnatural crack in the skin or mucous membrane, as between the toes or at the anus
3. a minute crack in the surface of a tooth, caused by imperfect joining of enamel during development

fissure

[′fish·ər]
(geology)
A high, narrow cave passageway.
An extensive crack in a rock.
(metallurgy)
A small cracklike discontinuity with a slight opening or displacement of the fracture surfaces.
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Needless to say, preventing anal fissures is more desirable than having to treat them.
In this review, we evaluated the use of calcium channel blockers in various dermatologic diseases, such as Raynaud's phenomenon, chilblains, chronic anal fissures, vulvodynia, keloids and burn scars, calcinosis cutis, and leiomyoma.
Subjects: Studies included participants with chronic anal fissures (lasting more than 4 weeks), or with pain of less duration but with similar past episodes.
Lateral internal sphincterotomy, while effective in treating chronic anal fissure, is irreversible and has been associated with a 5%-10% rate of incontinence of stool or gas, Dr.
A review of the Anal Fissure products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.
Surgical procedures for anal fissure in the United Kingdom dropped from 51% in 1998, the time of initiation of use of compounded nitroglycerin ointment, to 26% in 2004-2005, just before the introduction of Rectogesic.
for a prescription medicine to treat chronic anal fissure pain is significant and, having successfully marketed this product in Europe for some years, we are pleased that it will now be made available to patients in the U.
Conservative care--fiber supplementation, adequate fluid intake, sitz baths, and topical analgesics--heals about half of all anal fissures, especially acute cases.
DO you know what an anal fissure is and how it's treated?
Of course, anal itching can be secondary to other things like haemorrhoids, anal fissure, persistent diarrhoea and thrush, so all must be excluded.
4% for the relief of pain associated with chronic anal fissure will be undergoing review by an FDA Advisory Committee on April 25th.
He reported on a prospective study of 33 patients treated with botulinum toxin after failing GTN therapy Each patient received two 10-U injections of botulinum toxin into the internal sphincter, one on either side of their chronic anal fissure.