Hôpital Nord, Assistance-Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Service de gastroentérologie, chemin des Bourrelys, 13915 Marseille
Hôpital Bagatelle, Unité de Proctologie, 33400 Talence
Clinique Saint Antoine, 4 avenue Durante, 06000 Nice
Anal fissure, with a frequency of about 10-15%, is the second most common reason for colo-proctological consultation, after hemorrhoidal disease. The typical symptom is anal pain after defecation, associated or not with rectal bleeding. Its management is based on medical, instrumental and/or surgical treatments. However, although most techniques are common, their choice and place in the therapeutic strategy vary from one country to another and, to date, no French recommendation is available. Thus, a national survey of members of the French National Society of Colo-Proctology (SNFCP) was carried out 1) in order to evaluate French practices and 2) to compare them with the recommendations of other societies.