anorectal


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a·no·rec·tal

(ā'nō-rek'tăl),
Relating to both anus and rectum.

anorectal

[ān′ōrek′təl, ā′nō-]
Etymology: L, anus + rectus, straight
pertaining to the anal and rectal portions of the large intestine.

anorectal

adjective Relating to the anus and rectum, or to an interface between the two.

a·no·rec·tal

(ā'nō-rek'tăl)
Relating to both anus and rectum.

anorectal

pertaining to, emanating from or affecting the anorectum.

anorectal abscess
see perianal fistula.
anorectal anastomosis
surgical resection of rectal neoplasms may require removal of a bowel segment and subsequent union of rectum to skin.
anorectal stricture
usually secondary to surgical trauma, foreign body, neoplasia or inflammatory disease.
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Earlier observations reported that the contractile responses in anorectal malformations with pouch colon which failed to demonstrate spontaneous contractions [16] whereas another observation demonstrated spontaneous contractions in 66% of Hirschsprung's disease patients.
The diagnostic challenge stems from the fact that most common anorectal diseases--whether benign or malignant--present with the same constellation of symptoms: pain, bleeding, itching or burning, swelling, and leakage.
Keywords: Anorectal malformation, colostomy, imperforate anus, posterior sagittal anorectoplasty, rectovestibular fistula
This case report emphasizes the importance of a broad differential diagnosis for chronic anorectal pain.
Peri anal fistula may be associated with a number of disease processes like previous anorectal abscesses; tuberculosis; ulcerative colitis; crohn's disease; conditions producing pelvic abscess as acute appendicitis, sigmoid diverticulitis, salpingo-oophoritis and rectal, obstetrical or gynaecological operations5.
Anorectal malformations are congenital anomalies that occur in approximately 1 in 5000 live births and range in severity from anal stenosis or imperforate anus to complex deformities such as cloacal exstrophy.
Rather than POP, the publications suggesting that abnormal anorectal functions are associated with lower gastrointestinal symptoms also support this (25, 26).
Six key structures may be involved in perineal injury: the anorectal mucosa, internal anal sphincter, external anal sphincter, vaginal wall and perineal skin, bulbocavernosus muscle, and transverse perineal muscles.
3) Anorectal mucosa is vulnerable to HIV due to lack of appropriate protective humoral immune barrier and for being more susceptible to traumatic lesions then the vaginal mucosa.
trachomatis, and positive anorectal specimens are referred to the French National Reference Center for Chlamydiae (Bordeaux, France) for LGV testing, using a real-time PCR targeting a 36-bp deletion in the pmpH gene (9).
The most common cause for the condition is an anorectal abscess, which ruptured spontaneously or was surgically drained.