anorectum

anorectum

 [a″no-rek´tum]
the distal portion of the digestive tract, including the entire anal canal and the distal 2 cm of the rectum. adj., adj anorec´tal.

anorectum

the distal portion of the digestive tract, including the entire anal canal and the distal few centimeters of the rectum.
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The vaginal bowel control device appears to hold promise for some women with fecal incontinence by mechanically impeding stool passage to the anorectum by means of an inflatable balloon inserted into the vagina.
Cloacogenic carcinoma of the anorectum in homosexual men: an observation of four cases.
Primary melanomas are rarely diagnosed in the digestive tract, although esophagus and anorectum are the most frequently documented mucosal sites.
The operative specimen revealed a large circular fungating lesion in the anorectum (Figure 2).
Plasmablastic lymphoma is a unique ARL that was first described in the jaws and oral cavity (Figure 6) of HIV-infected persons [32-35]- Since then, it has been reported to occur in several other extranodal sites such as the lung [36], mediastinum [37], oesophagus [38], anorectum [39,40], nose and paranasal sinuses [41], skin [42-44], orbit [45], testes and bone [46], breast [47], as well as within long-standing sacrococcygeal cysts [48] in HIV-positive individuals.
Primary sites of infection include the urethra, the endocervix, the anorectum, the pharynx, the conjunctivae and the vagina in pre-pubescent girls.
The anal sphincter complex was markedly patulous and four fingers of the operating surgeon's hand were able to be passed transabdominally through the anorectum and out the anus.
The newly-developed suppositories are indicated for the treatment of inflamed hemorrhoids, proctitis, and other inflammatory conditions of anorectum and pruritic ani.
Gastrointestinal HSV infection most often involves the esophagus but may also affect the anorectum.
17) Several studies on squamous carcinoma at other sites, such as the cervix, anorectum and oral cavity, have confirmed that these cancers have a higher incidence in HIV-infected patients.
Specimens were collected for culture by separate swabs of the vaginal introitus and anorectum at 3537 weeks' gestation.