An anal fissure is a tear to the squamous epithelial mucosa of the anal canal (i.e. anoderm) between the anocutaneous junction
and the dentate line. It is thought to result from trauma by the passage of hard stool.
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Last updated: November 2, 2020
Wong, Zeng Hao. "Anal Fissure." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2020. Pediatric Surgery Library, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829670/all/Anal_Fissure.
Wong Z. Anal Fissure. In: Hirschl RR, Powell DD, Waldhausen JJ, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2020. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829670/all/Anal_Fissure. Accessed June 5, 2023.
Wong, Z. (2020). Anal Fissure. In Hirschl, R., Powell, D., & Waldhausen, J. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829670/all/Anal_Fissure
Wong Z. Anal Fissure [Internet]. In: Hirschl RR, Powell DD, Waldhausen JJ, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2020. [cited 2023 June 05]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829670/all/Anal_Fissure.
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