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Perineoproctology (fissures and haemorrhoids) 

Perineoproctology (fissures and haemorrhoids)
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Perineoproctology (fissures and haemorrhoids)
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Oliver M. Jones

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10.1093/med/9780199579624.003.0014
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date: 26 May 2020

Chapter 14 suggests that more substantial pelvic floor disorders sometimes underlie apparently straightforward proctological problems. Some anal fissures, particularly the low pressure anterior variety, have always appeared to be different in some way to the standard chronic anal fissure; and recalcitrant anal fissures, resistant to standard medical management seem to be different too. Haemorrhoids and mucosal prolapse share many characteristics with rectal prolapse, so it is not entirely unexpected to find these conditions commonly associated.

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