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Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 171–179 | Cite as

The treatment of squamous anal carcinoma: guidelines of the Italian society of colo-rectal surgery

  • I. Giani
  • M. Mistrangelo
  • C. Fucini
Practice Parameters

Abstract

The Italian society of colo-rectal surgery (SICCR) is dedicated to improving the study, prevention and management of the diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. One of the aims of the society is to establish guidelines to the treatment of these diseases. These guidelines are based on the international literature and on the best available evidence. Clinical practice guidelines are one of the most important instruments to provide therapeutic decision-making support, based on the best scientific evidence available at the time. Guidelines are advisory and not prescriptive, susceptible to continual variations secondary to innovations and new scientific evidence. These guidelines are a guide for all colo-rectal surgeons and physicians who approach anal cancer.

Keywords

Anal cancer Guidelines Squamous cancer Anal intraepithelial neoplasia Radiochemotherapy 

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Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryUSL 8ArezzoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Digestive and Colorectal Surgery, c/o Molinette Hospital, Centre of Minimal Invasive SurgeryUniversity of TurinTurinItaly
  3. 3.Department of General and Emergency Surgery 3Careggi Main Florence University and District HospitalFlorenceItaly

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