Anal fissure surgery, tailored sphincterotomy, can you tell me more?

More precise. Lateral internal sphincterotomies treat chronic anal fissures. Traditionally the internal sphincter muscle was divided all the way up to the dentate line. This sometimes resulted in incontinence. Tailored sphincerotomy divides the muscle only as high as the fissure goes. Some surgeons modify this if they measure for anal stenosis. Studies show less risk of incontinence with tailored procedures.

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Anal fissure & sphinterotomy 5 weeks ago. 90% healed. Sometimes just pass gas unexpectedly. Ugh! Will that go away or how long will that be like that?

Yes takes time. After your type of surgery, possible to have some loss of voluntary control and flatus incontinence , with healing and time you will over come it , start doing sphincter exercises ( contracting and relaxing the anal area) speak to your surgeon. Read more...
Usually temporary. Temporary loss of control to gas and liquid stool is occasionally seen in patients after undergoing sphincterotomy for anal fissure. Sometimes this symptom can last up to six months. It is rarely permanent. You can do kegle exercises that may help. Read more...