Anorectal anatomy and imaging techniques

Patrick Solan, Bradley Davis

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The rectum and anus are two anatomically complex organs with diverse pathologies. This article reviews the basic anatomy of the rectum and anus. In addition, it addresses the current radiographic techniques used to evaluate these structures, specifically ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and defecography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-712
Number of pages12
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Anorectal anatomy
  • Anorectal imaging
  • Defecography
  • Endorectal ultrasound


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