Anything that can happen in the rest of the digestive system can happen in the rectum and anus, with inflammatory disease and cancer being examples of diseases that are both common to the digestive tract, yet have unique properties when they occur in the rectum or anus. This anatomic area is also susceptible to diseases that family practitioners routinely deal with in the generic sense, such as trauma, abscesses, cysts, dermatologic lesions, bacterial and viral diseases, and the social implications of sexually transmitted diseases.
KeywordsFecal Incontinence Anal Canal Rectal Prolapse Anal Fissure Dentate Line
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