Uncommon Anal Neoplasms

Amitesh C. Roy, David Wattchow, David Astill, Simron Singh, Susan Pendlebury, Kirsten Gormly, Eva Segelov

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Abstract

Uncommon neoplasms of the anal canal are associated with significant diagnostic dilemma in clinical practice and a high index of suspicion and pathologic expertise is needed. The incidence is likely to increase, particularly of small, incidental lesions found because of use of more frequent colonoscopy and high-definition MRI. Generally treatment follows that of the same histologic subtype in other anatomic location. Surgical intervention is the cornerstone for cure in early/localized disease; however, removal of the anal canal is associated with significant morbidities and quality of life issues. A centralized global registry/database established under the auspices of the International Rare Care Initiative collaboration would be useful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-161
Number of pages19
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anal lymphoma
  • Anal melanoma
  • Anal neuroendocrine tumor
  • Unusual cancers

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