Adenocarcinoma of the anal canal

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Adenocarcinoma of the anal canal

A very rare tumor of the intestine originating from the epithelium of the anal canal (including the mucosal surface anal glands and lining of fistulous tracts) macroscopically appearing as a nodular often ulcerated invasive mass located in the anal canal. Patients often present with rectal bleeding as well as difficulty and pain during defecation. Inguinal lymphadenopathy if present usually indicates metastatic spread.

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