sentinel pile


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pile

 [pīl]
2. in nucleonics, a chain-reacting fission device for producing slow neutrons and radioisotopes.
sentinel pile a hemorrhoid-like thickening of the mucous membrane at the lower end of an anal fissure.

sen·ti·nel pile

a circumscribed thickening of the mucous membrane at the lower end of a fissure of the anus.

sentinel pile

The swelling at the lower end of a chronic anal fissure, palpable as an anal mass, which may be the first or most prominent manifestation of a fissure, hence, a 'sentinel'

sen·ti·nel pile

(sen'ti-nĕl pīl)
A circumscribed thickening of the mucous membrane at the lower end of a fissure of the anus.
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As per records the detailed history of each patient was studied and clinical examination findings including inspection, palpation, digital rectal and proctoscopic examination performed were noted, where examination revealed features of chronicity like sentinel pile, indurated edges which were painful on examination were noted.
Sentinel pile was present in 63.5% patients in DTZ group and in 54% patients in GTN group.
On examination or anal inspection, a canoe -shaped ulcer is seen in 6 0' clock or 12 0' clock position with a skin tag which is called the sentinel pile. Digital examination may be extremely painful and often resisted and it should be done gently with enough lubrication.