anorectal stricture


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anorectal stricture

Etymology: L, anus + rectus, straight, strictura, compression
a narrowing of the anorectal canal. It is sometimes congenital but also may result from surgery to correct an anal fissure or to remove hemorrhoids.

anorectal stricture

A fibrotic narrowing of the anorectal canal.
See also: stricture

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.