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  Fissure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fissure (Latin fissura, Plural fissurae) is a groove, natural division, deep furrow, or cleft found in the brain, spinal cord, and liver; or a tear in the anus.
Calcarine fissure: extends from the occipital of the cerebrum to the occipital fissure.
Fissure of Sylvius: separates the frontal and parietal lobes of the brain from the temporal lobe.
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 Hemorrhoid.net - Anal Fissure
An anal fissure (AY-nul FISH-er) is a tear in the anus causing a painful linear ulcer at the margin of the anus.
Fissures can extend upward into the lower rectal mucosa; or extend downward causing a swollen skin tab or tag to develop at the anal verge, also known as a sentinel pile.
Since anal fissures are characterized by spasm of the internal anal sphincter and a reduction in mucosal blood flow, the aim of treatment is to relieve ischemia by reducing resting anal pressure and improving mucosal perfusion.
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 Anal fissure
An anal fissure is a small split or tear in the anal mucosa that may cause painful bowel movements and bleeding.
The incidence of anal fissures decreases rapidly with age.
In adults, fissures may be caused by constipation, particularly when passing large, hard stools, or by prolonged diarrhea.
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Fissures are often associated with secondary changes which may include a skin tag (also known as a sentinel pile though it is not actually ‘piles’), hypertrophied anal papilla, and relative anal stenosis secondary to spasm of the muscle sphincter.
The best way to prevent fissure is to keep stools soft so they pass easily, thus decreasing pressure and straining, and to empty bowels as soon as possible after the urge occurs.
Injection of Botulin Toxin- Known to cause paresis of the sphincter and thus 2.5 to 5 units of Botox is injected bilaterally to the fissure.
www.angelfire.com /ar/laparoscopy/fissure.html   (1484 words)

 Anal Fissure - Quest Diagnostics Patient Health Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anus) that causes pain during bowel movements.
Anal fissures are caused by vigorous stretching of the anal canal.
In some cases, an anal fissure may be caused by Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, and fissures or fistulas near the anus.
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 Anal Fissure, Abscess and Fistula
Similarly, an anal fissure is a small tear in the lining of the anus, frequently caused by constipation.
Fissures are most often located in the middle posterior (back) section of the anus.
Often the diagnosis is anal fissure, abscess, or fistula.
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 USGS Photo Glossary: fissure
Eruptive fissure on southeast rim of Kilauea caldera, Hawai`i.
In geology, a fissure is a fracture or crack in rock along which there is a distinct separation; fissures are often filled with mineral-bearing materials.
On volcanoes, a fissure is an elongate fracture or crack at the surface from which lava erupts.
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Anal fissure is a common disease of the anal canal which is characterised by anal pain, stipsis, pruritus, tenesmus and proctorrhagia.
Anal fissure was present in the medial-posterior aspect of the anal canal in 24 patients and in the medial-anterior aspect in 2.
Meccanical theory: the fissure is a conseguence of repeted traumas due to the passage of excessively hard and voluminuos faeces.
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 Anal fissure (torn rectum) - causes and treatment options at MedicineNet.com
An anal fissure is a cut or tear occuring in the anus (the opening through which stool passes out of the body) that extends upwards into the anal canal.
Fissures are a common condition of the anus and anal canal and are responsible for 6-15% of the visits to a colonic and rectal (colorectal) surgeon.
Anal fissure is the most common cause of rectal bleeding in infancy.
www.medicinenet.com /anal_fissure/article.htm   (377 words)

 anal fissure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An anal fissure is a tear in the internal lining of the anus.
When a fissure is present, the mucosa of the anus opens each time it is stretched to allow for a bowel movement.
Untreated anal fissures can lead to anal fistulas, which are abnormal connections between the anus and another organ, usually a different part of the bowel.
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 MedForumsLive.comAnal Fissure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An anal fissure is a fairly common, painful condition in which the lining of the anal canal is torn.
Initial treatment of an anal fissure generally is conservative and consists of stool softeners, high fiber diet with fiber supplements, and sitz baths (i.e., sitting in a tub of warm water).
Surgery is very effective at healing fissures, although it is associated with the usual risk of surgery--primarily the anesthesia and the possibility of infection--and occasionally incontinence (leakage of stool).
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 Anal Fissure Relief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A fissure is a small cut or tear in the lining of the anus.
An fissure is a common occurrence that can happen to anyone but more frequently an fissure happens in young and middle aged adults.
Fissure treatment is prescribed by a doctor who takes a complete history and physical and who examines the anus and anal canal.
www.4www.us /anal-fissure   (211 words)

 Vic Camp - fissure eruptions
The largest lava flow in recorded history was generated by a fissure eruption in south central Iceland in 1783.
Fissure eruptions are also common on the flanks of many large volcanoes and, therefore, they are not restricted to areas undergoing regional extension.
Fissure eruptions are quiescent, and the height of the airborne eruptive material is small, often only a few tens of meters.
www.geology.sdsu.edu /how_volcanoes_work/Fissure.html   (822 words)

 eMedicine - Anal Fissure : Article by Lisa S Poritz, MD
Problem: An anal fissure is a painful linear tear or crack in the distal anal canal, which, in the short-term, usually involves only the epithelium and, in the long-term, involves the full thickness of the anal mucosa (see Images 1-2).
Etiology: The exact etiology of anal fissures is unknown, but the initiating factor is thought to be trauma from the passage of a particularly hard or painful bowel movement.
The fibers of the internal anal sphincter are visible in the base of the chronic fissure, and often, an enlarged anal skin tag is present distal to the fissure and hypertrophied anal papillae are present in the anal canal proximal to the fissure.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3532.htm   (3552 words)

 Anal Fissure
A fissure that has not healed after 6 weeks is considered long-term, or chronic, and usually needs additional treatment.
The main surgery for chronic anal fissure is lateral internal sphincterotomy.
This may be true for women who develop a fissure while giving birth, because they typically do not have a high resting pressure in their internal sphincter.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/topic/mini/uf4764/treatmnt.htm   (494 words)

 Dorlands Medical Dictionary
pri´ma cerebel´li [TA] primary fissure of cerebellum: the fissure that separates the cranial from the caudal lobe in the cerebellum; it lies between the culmen and declive of the vermis, and between the quadrangular lobule and the lobulus simplex in the hemisphere of the cerebellum.
sphenopetro´sa [TA] sphenopetrosal fissure: a fissure in the floor of the middle cranial fossa between the posterior edge of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone and the petrous part of the temporal bone; called also angular or petrosphenoidal fissure.
in the embryo, a ventral fissure formed by invagination of the optic vesicle and its stalk, permitting the ingrowth of the mesoblast.
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 Anal Fissure
An anal fissure is a benign superficial ulcer in the anal canal.
Primary fissures may be acute (sudden onset) or chronic (persistent symptoms of more than a few weeks).
An anal fissure is a simple mechanical problem and does not turn to cancer.
www.medic8.com /healthguide/articles/analfissure.html   (731 words)

 Anal fissure treatment - anus & sphincter pain, symptoms & surgery
An anal fissure is a tear in the skin around the opening of the anus.
This is a little tag of skin that develops on the edge of the anus where the fissure is. It may leave a streak of bright red blood on the toilet paper or drops of blood in the toilet bowl.
Most anal fissures are at the rear of the anal opening - in line with the cleft of the buttocks.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/html/anal_fissure.html   (1036 words)

FISSURE is a unique band made up of life long friends that have made music with each other for over sixteen years.
FISSURE won a Modesto Area Music Award under the category Best Alternative Indie, and is now featured in the Modestoview.com Hall of Fame.
Some articles were front page, some were in the Entertainment section, but always noted FISSURE as great up and coming artists working hard to push their careers to the heights of potential and beyond.
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 Big fissure exposing gap in Ariz. regulations
Fissures form when years of extensive groundwater pumping lowers the water table, leading to the settling of sediment underground.
Because the fissure in Martinez's neighborhood is outside the Queen Creek limits, town officials have diverted responsibility to Maricopa County.
The fissure is only a couple of feet wide on Doss' property, but layers of different material show this could have been one of the fissures filled in at some point.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/news/articles/0812fissures.html   (1095 words)

 eMedicine - Anal Fissure : Article by Brian P Gillett, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fissures have a predilection for the posterior midline (90%) but may also be located in the anterior midline or lateral.
If the fissure is chronic, a small external skin tag (ie, sentinel tag) may be identified at the base of the laceration; this represents epithelialized granulomatous tissue secondary to chronic inflammation.
Chronic anal fissures should be treated by excision of the fissure along with its sentinel tag (pile) and internal sphincterotomy at the base of the ulcer.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic2938.htm   (2710 words)

 Anal Fissure Self Help Page
I had an anal fissure and was in a lot of pain and did a web search only to find two pages that dealt with anal fissures and I wished there were more.
Patient 54 This fellow had his fissure heal and then went on to have a sphincterotomy that stop the intense pain that was being caused by pressure and tightness of the rectal muscles.
Chronic anal fissure used to be treated by dividing the internal sphincter.
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 Anal Abscess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining of the anus which can cause pain, bleeding and/or itching.
At least 50 percent of fissures heal either by themselves or with non-operative treatment, including application of special medicated cream, use of stool softeners, avoidance of constipation, and the use of sitz baths (soaking the anal area in plain warm water for 20 minutes, several times a day).
A fissure that fails to respond to treatment should be re-examined to determine if a definitive reason exists for lack of healing.
www.sjcolondocs.com /questions/AnalFissure.htm   (343 words)

 ANAL FISSURE SUPPORT GROUP HOME PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A fissure is a tear or ulcer in the lining of the anal canal.
Fissures can occur in anyone, but are more common in middle age or young adults.
There are about 235,000 new cases of anal fissures each year in the U.S. In about 40% of the cases, the condition becomes chronic, lasting months to years.
www.paxcredo.net /fissure1.html   (311 words)

 USGS Photo Glossary: fissure eruption
Lava erupts from fissures high on the northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa in the early morning hours of July 6, 1975.
This eruptive fissure broke out on the northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa about 15 hours after the eruption began in the summit caldera, about 15 km uprift (toward upper left).
The fissures cut through forest and older lava flows on a remote section of the volcano's east rift zone.
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 Anal fissure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An anal fissure is a tear or split in the lining of the anus (anal mucosa).
An anal fissure is a tear in the anal mucosa.
The fissure and associated scar tissue is removed.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Anal_fissure?open   (694 words)

 Myrtle's Fissure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The spring is a long (about 75 feet) fissure that is only about 4 feet wide at its widest point and tapered at the ends.
The fissure is against the bank, parallel to the river, and is widest and deepest near the downstream end.
Water flowing from the fissure is clear, but appears dark in the crack itself.
www.tfn.net /Springs/MyrtlesFissure.htm   (336 words)

 Anal Fissure - Patient UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An anal fissure (an anal 'tear') causes pain in the anus.
An anal fissure is a small tear of the skin of the anus.
Most anal fissures are thought to be due to passing large or hard faeces when you are constipated.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc.asp?doc=23068676   (1056 words)

 Project Management Institute and Leadership Skills Training by Fissure. Simulation based project management Training ...
Fissure Guide John Kaman with students from Guangdong Nortel Communications during Fissure's first PM Simulation Workshop held in the Peoples Republic of China.
Fissure was recently featured in the University of Minnesota's publication: Center Point.
Debbie Schlenkert of ABC Supply receiving the Priesident's award from owner Ken Kendricks, the award was given for her work on providing Fissure training for ABC.
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 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Anal fissure
In adults, fissures may be caused by constipation, the passing of large, hard stools, or by prolonged diarrhea.
For fissures that do not heal with these home treatments, injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the anal sphincter may be used to temporarily paralyze the anal sphincter muscle and promote healing.
Another option for nonhealing fissures is a minor surgicial procedure to relax the sphincter.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001130.htm   (538 words)

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