RESULTS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT OF ANAL STRICTURE
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Twenty-eight patients with anal stricture were randomly allocated into two equal groups, in a consecutive manner. The first group was treated by Y-V anoplasty and the second group was corrected by S-plasty. Postoperative anatomic and functional results were satisfactory in both groups. Y-V anoplasty proved to be a simpler technique with less hospital stay (9 days), while S-plasty which is a more extensive procedure with 12 days hospitalization offered no better results than Y-V anoplasty. Whatever method was used, it is essential to design flaps with good blood supply and to obtain complete haemostasis. All procedures should be combined with internal sphincterotomy. We recommend Y-V advancement flap as an effective technique for the management of mucocutaneous anal stricture.