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February 1972

Advancement Flaps for Treatment of Anal Stricture

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Nickell was a fellow in plastic surgery at the University of Florida and Gainesville (Fla) Veterans Administration Hospital. He is now with the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Branch, Dallas.

Arch Surg. 1972;104(2):223-224. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180020103022

Anal stricture may be treated by lateral advancement flaps (Y closed as V). The technique is fast, easy, and gives good results. There was no morbidity in the four patients on which it was used. It is recommended for anal mucosal stricture with or without muscle involvement. In addition, the Y-V principle can be utilized to prevent stricture in primary operative procedures on the anus.