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Anal Fissure J006

Last amended 
30 June 2015

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Current RMA Instruments:

Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 146

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes:  565.0
  • ICD-10-AM Codes:  K60.0, K60.2

"Anal fissure" means a split in the skin of the distal anal canal.

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? - No.
Are there sub-factors that require specific diagnostic information? - No.
Diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Fissure-in-ano
Conditions excluded from SOP
  • Anal fistula, ICD code 565.1
  • Anal abscess, ICD code 566
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:

  • seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
  • generate a diagnostic report, or;
  • re-encode the condition, if appropriate.

The following investigations may be useful in establishing the diagnosis:

  • Report from treating doctor