Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. The clinico-oncological significance of the distance of rectal cancer from the anal verge is unclear and not well reported. The aim of this study is to assess the influence of the rectal cancer distance from the anal verge on clinical management and long-term outcomes after curative resection in a specialised colorectal cancer unit. Prospectively collected data on patients who underwent primary rectal cancer treatment at our unit between January and December were analysed. Recurrent cancer, palliative resections, perforated tumours and those requiring total pelvic exenteration were excluded. Of these,
The anus is an organ that lies at the end of the digestive tract below the rectum. It consists of two sections: the anal canal and the anus or anal verge. The anal canal is a cm long structure that lies between the anal sphincter one of the muscles that controls bowel movements just below the rectum and the anal verge which represents the transition point between the digestive tract and the skin on the outside of the body. Muscles within the anal canal and anus control the passage of stool from the rectum to outside the body. Cancer is when cells grow in an uncontrolled way which can lead to a tumor forming.
Leukoplakia of the anal verge with bleeding hemorrhoids - A case report. On 14 th August , a year-old male, an office clerk, reported with bleeding and prolapse per rectum for since 6 months, however without any complaint of any pain, pruritus or discharge per anus.. Upon anal and intra anal examination a circumferential area of thickening and whitish discoloration of the anal verge, which was extending up to the dentate line, was found. Perianal skin was macerated, excoriated and thickened, suggestive of leukoplakia.
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