Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal is a rare epithelial intestinal neoplasm arising from squamous epithelial cells in the anal canal with variable macroscopic appearance ranging from small benign lesions (that mimick fissures hemorrhoids or anorectal fistulae) to a large exophytic or ulcerating tumor localized within the anal canal. Patients may be asymptomatic or present difficulty to defecate anal bleeding pain and/or discharge and often have a history of chronic anal fistulae and abscesses Crohn’s disease hemorrhoids or especially in younger patients immunosuppression (such as HIV infection). Association with HPV infection is commonly reported.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version May 2024

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