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Full-Thickness Skin Graft Anoplasty: Novel Procedure

Szeto, Patrick M.D.1; Ambe, Ronald M.D.2; Tehrani, Ali D.O.3; Cagir, Burt M.D.1,4

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum:
doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e318236b513
Technical Notes

We describe a novel technique to treat anal stenosis by reconstructing the anal canal by the use of a full-thickness skin graft from the abdominal wall. This treatment was successfully applied in our institution and showed positive results.

Author Information

1Department of Surgery, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania

2Department of Surgery, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania

3Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania

4Department of Surgery, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Financial Disclosures: None reported.

Correspondence: Burt Cagir, M.D., Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. E-mail:

© The ASCRS 2012