Session Details
 DV9054 - Getting to the Bottom of Anorectal Pathology
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
$0     CME 
Location: 205
Discussing anorectal symptoms can be embarrassing for both patients and providers, but is important in the workup and diagnosis of common anorectal pathology. Many anorectal pathologies have similar presenting characteristics and require a thorough exam and history. Common diagnoses including hemorrhoids, fissures, and anal ulceration have a variety of treatments which span from conservative therapy to surgical intervention. Less common diagnosis such as abscesses and fistulas have improved prognosis with early diagnosis. Any patient may be at risk for anorectal pathologies without easily recognizable risk factors. Anal intercourse is increasingly recognized among heterosexual men and women as well as men who have sex with men, and may expose individuals to anorectal STIs including HIV and HPV. HPV is the most common viral sexually transmitted infection and high-risk HPV types are associated with anal cancer.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
• Identify anal and rectal anatomy in relation to anorectal pathology
• Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis for common anorectal symptoms
• Discuss clinical presentation, workup, and treatment of common anorectal pathologies including skin tags, fissures, hemorrhoids, and abscess/fistula
• Discuss clinical presentation, workup, and treatment of anorectal sexually transmitted infections


CME Track(s):
GAST - Gastroenterology
INFD - Infectious Disease/HIV
HEMO - Hematology/Oncology