A large variety of neoplasms are found in the anal canal and perianal region. Most are distinctly uncommon and may, therefore, pose the question of suitable therapy. For some neoplasms, the treatment of choice is clear cut, while for others it is controversial. Certainly for squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal, there has been a major rethinking of the treatment of choice. This review highlights the types of lesions found in the anal region and the current status regarding their appropriate treatment.
Read at the meeting of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Toronto, Canada, June 11 to 16, 1989.
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