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Disease or Condition   Anal Fissure
Title   Anal Fissure Study: Efficacy of Balloon Dilation
Description   This is a retrospective (chart review) of patients seen from 2000 to 2008. Subjects undergoing treatment for anal fissures which is a tear in the skin in the anal area may have either internal sphincterotomy (surgical cutting of the internal sphincter muscle in the annus) or anal balloon dilation which is the stretching of the anal canal for treatment of the condition. This study is to assess the effectivness of balloon dilation in the study doctor's group.
IRB Number   Pro3200
Inclusion/Notes   INCLUSION:
  • Subjects that have had a flexible Sigmoidoscopy with balloon dilation or colonoscopy with balloon dilation.

  • Subjects who underwent dilation of any type other than anal balloon, and subjects who underwent dilation for a condition other than anal fissure will be excluded.
Status   Completed
Location   Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Principal Name    J Marcus Downs MD
Contact Name   Daniel Gonzalez
Phone   (214) 345-8339

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