Anal canal

What is Anal canal?

Anal canal meaning The anal canal constitutes the final 2.5 cm of the digestive tract. It begins at the anorectal junction and ends at the anal verge. The anal verge is defined as the lower (distal) end of the anal canal junction between the skin of the anal canal and the perianal skin.In contrast to the rest of the large intestine, the anal canal is lined with squamous epithelium.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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