Advances and Annoyances in Anus Pathology

Surg Pathol Clin. 2020 Sep;13(3):557-566. doi: 10.1016/j.path.2020.06.002. Epub 2020 Jul 11.


Anal lesions are commonly mistaken clinically for prolapse or hemorrhoids but span a wide spectrum of disorders. Anal lesions include squamous, glandular, melanocytic, infectious, and lymphoid tumors. This article provides a broad overview of anal disorders and highlights specific issues that may hinder diagnosis.

Keywords: Anal cancer; Anal infection; Anal neoplasia; Anus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anal Canal / pathology*
  • Anus Diseases / diagnosis
  • Anus Diseases / pathology*
  • Anus Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Anus Neoplasms / pathology
  • Humans