FP Essentials™

Anorectal Conditions

Edition #419 | April 2014

Cover: FP Essentials #415 Upper Respiratory Conditions

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  • Identify the first-line drug for nonsurgical management of hemorrhoids.
  • Describe the most effective office-based management of nonthrombosed external hemorrhoids.
  • Summarize the characteristic symptoms of acute anal fissure and recommended management.
  • Discuss the difference between fistulectomy and fistulotomy as management of anorectal fistula.
  • Summarize the two types of anorectal prolapse and how they can be distinguished on physical examination.
  • Describe how to reduce rectal prolapse with granulated sugar.
  • Discuss tests that can be used to identify anatomic and physiologic defects in patients with fecal incontinence.
  • Summarize three surgical procedures that can be used to manage fecal incontinence.

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