Benign anal lesions and anal cancer

Albert Y. Lin, Gloria Gridley, Margaret Tucker

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

14 Scopus citations


To the Editor: Frisch et al. (Aug. 4 issue)1 examined the association between benign anal lesions and the risk of anal cancer. To evaluate this association further in different racial groups, we used a data base generated from computerized discharge records for inpatient visits at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals across the United States, as described elsewhere.2 Benign anal lesions were identified on the basis of the following discharge codes in the International Classification of Diseases (8th Revision, Adapted, and 9th Revision, Clinical Modification): anal fissure (code 565.0), anal fistula (code 565.1), perianal abscess (code 566), and hemorrhoids (code 455). Patients.  . .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 19 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Benign anal lesions and anal cancer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this