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Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2014 May;10(5):294-301.

Common anorectal disorders.

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Dr Foxx-Orenstein is an associate professor, Dr Umar is an assistant professor, and Dr Crowell is a professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Abstract

Anorectal disorders result in many visits to healthcare specialists. These disorders include benign conditions such as hemorrhoids to more serious conditions such as malignancy; thus, it is important for the clinician to be familiar with these disorders as well as know how to conduct an appropriate history and physical examination. This article reviews the most common anorectal disorders, including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fecal incontinence, proctalgia fugax, excessive perineal descent, and pruritus ani, and provides guidelines on comprehensive evaluation and management.

KEYWORDS:

Hemorrhoid; anal fissure; excessive perineal descent; fecal incontinence; fistula; proctalgia fugax; pruritus ani; rectoanal abscess

PMID:
24987313
PMCID:
PMC4076876

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