Anorectal bleeding: Etiology, evaluation, and management (with videos)

Sumanth Reddy Daram, Christopher Lahr, Shou Jiang Tang

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Abstract

Anorectal bleeding is frequently encountered in clinical practice. Evaluation of patients presenting with anorectal bleeding requires a thorough history and physical examination, including anorectal examination. An understanding of the anorectal anatomy with particular attention to the vascular supply is essential. Patients with anorectal bleeding with symptoms suggestive of proximal disease and/or older patients require a complete colonoscopy. In other patients, a flexible sigmoidoscopy appears to be more cost-effective. There is a paucity of scientific literature on a number of anorectal disorders that can result in bleeding, which is reflected in the lack of consensus statements and guidelines for management. Epidemiologic studies are required to define incidence and prevalence of several etiologies for anorectal bleeding before studies looking at optimal management can be undertaken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-417
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

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Rectal Diseases
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Colonoscopy
Physical Examination
Blood Vessels
Epidemiologic Studies
Anatomy
History
Guidelines
Costs and Cost Analysis
Incidence

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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Anorectal bleeding : Etiology, evaluation, and management (with videos). / Daram, Sumanth Reddy; Lahr, Christopher; Tang, Shou Jiang.

In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 76, No. 2, 01.08.2012, p. 406-417.

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Daram, Sumanth Reddy ; Lahr, Christopher ; Tang, Shou Jiang. / Anorectal bleeding : Etiology, evaluation, and management (with videos). In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2012 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 406-417.
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