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What should we do about anal condyloma and anal intraepithelial neoplasia? Results of a survey


Dindo, D; Nocito, A; Schettle, M; Clavien, P A; Hahnloser, D (2011). What should we do about anal condyloma and anal intraepithelial neoplasia? Results of a survey. Colorectal Disease, 13(7):796-801.

Abstract

AIM:

There is a lack of standardization regarding diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of patients with anal HPV infection.
METHOD:

An Internet-based survey was sent to members of international, surgical and dermatological societies. Answers were obtained from 1017 dermatologists and 393 colorectal surgeons (n = 1410).
RESULTS:

More dermatologists than surgeons provided noninvasive treatment of anal condyloma with 5% imiquimod (80.4 vs 28.2%; P < 0.001), whereas the situation was reversed for surgical excision (56.8 vs 91.3%; P < 0.001). To detect dysplastic lesions, 42.0% of surgeons used acetic acid only, 23.2% used this in combination with high-resolution anoscopy and 19.5% applied intra-anal cytological smears. Likewise, 64.6% of dermatologists applied acetic acid only, 16.5% combined acetic acid with high-resolution anoscopy and 30.2% performed intra-anal cytological smears (all P < 0.001 compared with surgeons). The therapy for anal intraepithelial lesions was not influenced by the grade of dysplasia, but it was by immune status.
CONCLUSION:

There were significant differences in practice between colorectal surgeons and dermatologists. These findings highlight the need for international and cross-disciplinary clinical guidelines.

© 2011 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2011 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

Abstract

AIM:

There is a lack of standardization regarding diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of patients with anal HPV infection.
METHOD:

An Internet-based survey was sent to members of international, surgical and dermatological societies. Answers were obtained from 1017 dermatologists and 393 colorectal surgeons (n = 1410).
RESULTS:

More dermatologists than surgeons provided noninvasive treatment of anal condyloma with 5% imiquimod (80.4 vs 28.2%; P < 0.001), whereas the situation was reversed for surgical excision (56.8 vs 91.3%; P < 0.001). To detect dysplastic lesions, 42.0% of surgeons used acetic acid only, 23.2% used this in combination with high-resolution anoscopy and 19.5% applied intra-anal cytological smears. Likewise, 64.6% of dermatologists applied acetic acid only, 16.5% combined acetic acid with high-resolution anoscopy and 30.2% performed intra-anal cytological smears (all P < 0.001 compared with surgeons). The therapy for anal intraepithelial lesions was not influenced by the grade of dysplasia, but it was by immune status.
CONCLUSION:

There were significant differences in practice between colorectal surgeons and dermatologists. These findings highlight the need for international and cross-disciplinary clinical guidelines.

© 2011 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2011 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:03 Mar 2012 16:46
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:47
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1462-8910
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-1318.2010.02258.x
PubMed ID:20236146

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