Multidisciplinary approach to the management and treatment of anal dysplasia

Jeffrey Douaiher, Sean J. Langenfeld

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The incidence of anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) has been increasing over the years. AIN acts as a precursor lesion for anal squamous cell cancer. Factors leading to progression of AIN into malignancy are complex and involve grade of the lesion, human papillomavirus and HIV coinfection, as well as patient-related risk factors such as immunocompromised state and men who have sex with men. The multifaced aspects of this disease make its management challenging, as it involves several disciplines including pathology, primary care, infectious disease, and colorectal specialties. Each of these fields brings its own expertize to the management of AIN, and their collaborative, coordinated work culminates into best practice and optimized outcomes in the care of the AIN patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-367
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Anal cancer screening
  • Anal dysplasia
  • Coordination of care
  • Multidisciplinary approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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