Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2018; 31(02): 117-120
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1609026
Review Article
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Anorectal Complaints: Hemorrhoids, Fissures, Abscesses, Fistulae

Ramin Jamshidi
1   Departments of Surgery and Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
2   Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
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Publication Date:
25 February 2018 (online)


Anorectal complaints are not uncommon in pediatric care, but the etiology and management can differ significantly from adults. Age is an important factor when considering etiology and management, distinguishing between infants, children, and adolescents. For all ages, malignancy is rarely a consideration, but a thorough examination of infants and children typically requires deep sedation or general anesthesia. Very little primary literature or evidence exists to guide care; so there are many opportunities for careful study to enhance our understanding beyond personal experience and historical practice patterns.

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