Abstract: Epidemiological data suggests that the incidence of anal carcinoma is increasing and a significant percentage of cases each year result in death. There are numerous clinical features that should raise suspicion for anal cancer.
Furthermore, benign anal conditions warrant complete workup, including flexible endoscopy and anoscopy, to rule out malignancy. In this video presentation, various patient presentations are described that would raise suspicion of anal carcinoma.
Also, various clinical, endoscopic, and pathological features of carcinoma of the anal canal and perianal skin as well as benign anal conditions and treatment options are shown. This article is part of an expert video encyclopedia.
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