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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.
A fibrotic narrowing of the anorectal canal.
See also: stricture
pertaining to, emanating from or affecting the anorectum.
see perianal fistula.
surgical resection of rectal neoplasms may require removal of a bowel segment and subsequent union of rectum to skin.
usually secondary to surgical trauma, foreign body, neoplasia or inflammatory disease.