Inflammatory and Vascular Anorectal Disorders

Inflammatory and Vascular Anorectal Disorders
The Rx Bricks Podcast
Inflammatory and Vascular Anorectal Disorders
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Perianal disease is essentially a disease of tissue surrounding the anus. It comprises a cluster of diseases that greatly affect quality of life. Common symptoms include anal pain, bleeding, discharge, and pruritus (itching). Inflammatory and vascular anorectal disorders discussed here include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal abscesses, perianal fistulas, proctitis, and anal itching.

After listening to this AudioBrick, you should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of hemorrhoids.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of anal fissures.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of anal abscesses.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of anal fistulas.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of proctitis.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of anal pruritus.

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