Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 80, Issue 2, pp 203–204 | Cite as

Lateral Internal Partial Sphincterotomy Technique for Chronic Anal Fissure: an Avoidable Risk to the Surgeon’s Finger

  • Bhupendra Kumar JainEmail author
  • Naveen Sharma
  • Hitesh Gupta
Letter to Editor


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhupendra Kumar Jain
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Naveen Sharma
    • 1
  • Hitesh Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, GTB Hospital and University College of Medical SciencesUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.KE 92, Kavi NagarGhaziabadIndia

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