Anal Fissure What is an anal fissure? An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anal canal) that causes pain during bowel movements.
a leader in theutic interventions for sphincter-related diseases, announced today the release of new data from a 415 patient, multi-institutional study, comparing
Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction; A diagram of the biliary tree showing the sphincter of Oddi. Note that part of the gall bladder has been removed, and the liver has
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Anal stenosis means that the anal opening is too small or does not relax or open properly. This may be treated with surgery that enlarges the anal opening.
Etymology and synonyms. Paradoxical anal contraction during attempted defecation in constipated patients was first described in a paper in 1985, when the term anismus
Anal fissures are caused by trauma to the anus and anal canal. The cause of the trauma usually is a bowel movement, and many people can remember the exact bowel
Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction is when the opening mechanism from the biliary tree into the small bowel is disturbed causing pain, leakage and/or other issues.