Island flap anoplasty for the treatment of anal stricture and mucosal ectropion
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Twenty patients with benign anal strictures and five patients with mucosal ectropion were treated with island flap anoplasty. U-shaped or diamond-shaped islands of perianal skin were created, without undermining, and advanced into the anal canal to remedy the stricture or site of ectropion. Over a postoperative follow-up period that averaged 19 months, 16 patients judged their clinical results as excellent and 7 as good. There were two failures. In all patients the skin flaps survived, even in the elderly patients. Island flap anoplasty is a simple, effective alternative to other forms of anoplasty such as Y-V advancement or S-plasty.
Key wordsAnal stenosis Stricture Ectropion Anoplasty Whitehead deformity
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