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Rectal fissure

David Parés, Herand Abcarian
Benign anorectal conditions produce anal pain, rectal bleeding, or discharge from the perianal region, which are highly prevalent symptoms in the general population. Hemorrhoidal disease, anal fissure, perianal abscess, proctalgia syndromes and pruritus anii are the most common clinical disorders. Well-trained physicians irrespective of their specialty can treat most of these disorders and refer them to a specialist in proctology only when necessary. The aim of this review is to provide a practical guide to the management of benign anorectal disorders in terms of their initial management and the criteria for specialist referral...
February 27, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
Andrew J FitzDowse, Corina C Behrenbruch, Ian P Hayes
BACKGROUND: Anal fistula in association with chronic anal fissure (fissure-fistula) is infrequently described. Recognizing this association and managing both components may help prevent some treatment failures seen with chronic anal fissure. This study aims to report on the outcomes of 20 consecutive patients with fissure-fistula managed with fistulotomy and injection of botulinum A toxin. METHODS: The study is a retrospective, observational study, assessing the success of symptom resolution following fistulotomy with botulinum A toxin, in patients identified as having a chronic anal fissure with associated anal fistula...
December 3, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Terushige Toyooka, Naoki Otani, Kojiro Wada, Arata Tomiyama, Satoru Takeuchi, Kazuya Fujii, Kosuke Kumagai, Takashi Fujii, Kentaro Mori
OBJECTIVE The head-up display (HUD) is a modern technology that projects images or numeric information directly into the observer's sight line. Surgeons will no longer need to look away from the surgical view using the HUD system to confirm the preoperative or navigation image. The present study investigated the usefulness of the HUD system for performing cerebral aneurysm clipping surgeries. METHODS Thirty-five patients underwent clipping surgery, including 20 keyhole surgeries for unruptured cerebral aneurysm, using the HUD system...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
E Giabicani, J Lemale, L Dainese, S Boudjemaa, A Coulomb, P Tounian, B Dubern
BACKGROUND: Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) mainly presents with severe craniofacial developmental abnormalities characterized by a combination of bilateral downward-slanting palpebral fissures, colobomas of the lower eyelids, hypoplasia of the facial bones, cleft palate, malformation of the external ears, atresia of the external auditory canals, and bilateral conductive hearing loss. It is due to mutations in Treacher Collins syndrome 1 (TCOF1) (5q32-q33.1) and Polymerase RNA 1 polypeptides D and C (POLR1D [13q12...
September 15, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Denise Herzog, Nicolas Fournier, Patrick Buehr, Vanessa Rueger, Rebekka Koller, Klaas Heyland, Andreas Nydegger, Christian P Braegger
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal complications in inflammatory bowel disease indicate active inflammation and typically result in the intensification of therapy. AIM: To analyse whether the rates of intestinal complications were associated with age at disease onset. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 1506 individuals with Crohn's disease (CD) and 1201 individuals with ulcerative colitis (UC) were obtained from the Swiss inflammatory bowel disease cohort study database, classified into groups on the basis of age at diagnosis (<10, <17, <40 and >40 years of age), and retrospectively analysed...
August 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Shun Sasaki, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Anal metastasis of colorectal cancer is very rare and is usually associated with a history of anal disease, including anal fistula, fissure, hemorrhoidectomy, and anastomotic injury. We report a case of rectal cancer with a synchronous anal metastasis consisting of adenocarcinoma of squamous cells without a history of anal disease. A 60-year-old woman had a chief complaint of melena. She had a 1.5-cm anal tumor on the perianal skin, and a Bollman type 2 rectal tumor on the Ra portion was found on colonoscopy...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
Clémence Bildstein, Chloé Melchior, Guillaume Gourcerol, Estelle Boueyre, Valérie Bridoux, Eric Vérin, Anne-Marie Leroi
AIM: To investigate compliance with transanal irrigation (TAI) one year after a training session and to identify predictive factors for compliance. METHODS: The compliance of one hundred eight patients [87 women and 21 men; median age 55 years (range 18-83)] suffering from constipation or fecal incontinence (FI) was retrospectively assessed. The patients were trained in TAI over a four-year period at a single institution. They were classified as adopters if they continued using TAI for at least one year after beginning the treatment or as non-adopters if they stopped...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Amit Assa, Michal Amitai, Mary-Louise Greer, Denise A Castro, Ruth Cytter Kuint, Maria Martínez-León, Izabela Herman-Sucharska, Eva Coppenrath, Sudha Anupindi, Alexander Towbin, Douglas Moote, Osnat Konen, Li-Tal Pratt, Anne Griffiths, Dan Turner
BACKGROUND: Data on the outcomes of children with perianal Crohn's disease (pCD) are limited, although its presence is often used for justifying early use of biologics. We aimed to assess whether pCD in children is associated with more severe outcomes as found in adults. METHODS: Data were extracted from the ImageKids database, a prospective, multicenter, longitudinal cohort study. The study enrolled 246 children at disease onset or thereafter. All patients underwent comprehensive clinical, endoscopic, and radiologic evaluation at enrollment; 98 children had repeat evaluation at 18 months...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Masoumeh Salari, Roshanak Salari, Maliheh Dadgarmoghadam, Majid Khadem-Rezaiyan, Mousalreza Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Acute anal fissure as a common disease in society has several etiologies and manifestations such as severe anal pain and bleeding. Nitroglycerin ointment 0.2% is the most common topical treatment used. The most common side effect of nitroglycerin is headache, which is annoying for patients and often leads to discontinuation of the drug. OBJECTIVE: Comparison of egg yolk as a natural substance with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and minimal side effects with nitroglycerin ointment in the treatment of acute anal fissure...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
Vijaypal Arya, Shikha Singh, Shashank Agarwal, Arjun Ohri
BACKGROUND: Anal stricture is a disabling condition which is often unresponsive to conservative medical management. The complications of surgical procedures such as dilatations and anoplasty make it a formidable treatment challenge. Through this case, we report and explore a new medical treatment for ano-rectal strictures with an analogy to Plummer Vinson syndrome. A 69-year-old male presented with chronic constipation, rectal pain, and easy fatigability. The physical exam was negative for anal fissure and a digital rectal examination could not be completed because an index finger could not be advanced through the narrowed anus...
2016: SpringerPlus
Thirumaraichelvan Perungo, Johnrose John Grifson, Anbazhagan Amudhan, Kannan Devy Gounder
A 23-year-old woman presented to the outpatients department with symptoms of acute onset perianal pain of 2 weeks' duration and constipation. She was a known case of Hirschsprung's disease and was operated on in infancy. Rectal examination ruled out acute fissure or perianal sepsis, and subsequent colonoscopy was normal. Because of persistent symptoms, she was evaluated further by imaging which revealed a presacral lesion closely abutting the nerve roots, suggesting the possibility of a nerve sheath tumour...
October 12, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Jason Chang, Elisabeth Mclemore, Talar Tejirian
Despite the fact that countless patients suffer from anal problems, there tends to be a lack of understanding of anal health care. Unfortunately, this leads to incorrect diagnoses and treatments. When treating a patient with an anal complaint, the primary goals are to first diagnose the etiology of the symptoms correctly, then to provide an effective and appropriate treatment strategy.The first step in this process is to take an accurate history and physical examination. Specific questions include details about bowel habits, anal hygiene, and fiber supplementation...
2016: Permanente Journal
Varut Lohsiriwat
Anorectal emergencies refer to anorectal disorders presenting with some alarming symptoms such as acute anal pain and bleeding which might require an immediate management. This article deals with the diagnosis and management of common anorectal emergencies such as acutely thrombosed external hemorrhoid, thrombosed or strangulated internal hemorrhoid, bleeding hemorrhoid, bleeding anorectal varices, anal fissure, irreducible or strangulated rectal prolapse, anorectal abscess, perineal necrotizing fasciitis (Fournier gangrene), retained anorectal foreign bodies and obstructing rectal cancer...
July 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Daška Štulhofer Buzina, Ivana Martinac, Daniela Ledić Drvar, Romana Čeović, Ivan Bilić, Branka Marinović
Dear Editor, Inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a new strategy in treatment of a variety of solid tumors, such as colorectal carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, and pancreatic cancer (1). Cetuximab is a chimeric human-murine monoclonal antibody against EGFR. Cutaneous side effects are the most common adverse reactions occurring during epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (EGFRI) therapy. Papulopustular rash (acne like rash) develop with 80-86% patients receiving cetuximab, while xerosis, eczema, fissures, teleangiectasiae, hyperpigmentations, and nail and hair changes occur less frequently (2)...
April 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Patricia S Kawada, Edward V O'Loughlin, Michael O Stormon, Shoma Dutt, Cheng H Lee, Kevin J Gaskin
INTRODUCTION: Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (LGIE)/colonoscopy is frequently performed for rectal bleeding, recurrent abdominal pain, and the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although these are common indications, the causes of isolated rectal bleeding and recurrent abdominal pain in the otherwise well child have not been described. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients who had had an LGIE/colonoscopy from January 2001 to December 2010 was performed...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Young Wook Kim, Hwang Choi, Gi Jun Kim, Seung Jee Ryu, Sung Min Park, Joon Sung Kim, Jeong-Seon Ji, Byung-Wook Kim, Bo-in Lee, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although colonoscopy is not indicated in patients with hematochezia, many surgeons, internists, and physicians are recommending colonoscopy for these patients in Korea. The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of colonoscopy for patients with hematochezia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of colonoscopy between January 2010 and December 2010. A total of 321 patients among 3,038 colonoscopies (10.6%) underwent colonoscopy to evaluate the cause of hematochezia...
February 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Jacek Hermann, Piotr Eder, Tomasz Banasiewicz, Konrad Matysiak, Liliana Łykowska-Szuber
Anal fistulas occurring in Crohn's disease (CD) comprise a risk factor of severe course of inflammation. They are frequently intractable due to various factors such as penetration of the anal canal or rectal wall, impaired wound healing, and immunosuppression, among others. Anal fistulas typical to CD develop from fissures or ulcers of the anal canal or rectum. Accurate identification of the type of fistula, such as low and simple or high and complex, is crucial for prognosis as well as for the choice of treatment...
2015: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
F Gaj, L Candeloro, I Biviano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Our experience in colon-proctology showed the need to update the post-surgical complications score we published (1), adding others that may have an impact on outcome of treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a score obtained from the analysis of the quality of life and severity of complications after proctologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January and December 2013, we studied 150 patients undergoing several ano-rectal surgeries for the presence of hemorrhoids of grade III and IV (63 patients), anal fissures (42 patients), anal fistulas (19 patients), rectocele (15 patients) and mucosal prolapse of the rectum (11 patients)...
2015: La Clinica Terapeutica
B A Nanaeva, A V Vardanyan, I L Khalif
AIM: To determine the efficacy of 0.1% tacrolimus ointment in patients with perianal Crohn's disease (CD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized trial enrolled 20 patients with perianal CD as anal fissures and rectal fistulas. The inclusion criteria were rectovaginal or extrasphincteric fistulas and purulent leakages. A study group comprised 11 patients, including 9 with anal fissures and 2 with fistulas. A control group included 9 patients, including 8 with fissures and 1 with fistulas...
2015: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Ahmad Amouzeshi, Zahra Amouzeshi, Ghodratollah Naseh, Seyyed Amir Vejdan, Amir Saber Tanha, Mahmood Hosseinzadeh, Seyyedeh Raziyeh Vagharseyyedin
BACKGROUND: Given the limited data on the need of mechanical bowel preparation application before anorectal surgeries and the preferred method for bowel preparation, we aimed to compare saline enema and bisacodyl in rectal preparation before anorectal surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized clinical trial study. Seventy-nine hospitalized patients for anorectal surgery (hemorrhoid, fissure, and fistula) were recruited by convenient sampling and then randomly allocated to receive 500 cc Saline by rectal enema or six bisacodyl tablets (Sobhan company) beginning from a day before the operation in order to prepare the bowel...
December 2015: Journal of Surgical Research
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