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CanadiEM Podcasts: CRACKCast, ClerkCast, First Year Diaries

CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Jul 31, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 96, Anorectal Disorders. These complaints are sensitive in nature and are not easily volunteered by patients. A sensitive and thorough history is necessary to help resolve these complaints that can be devastating to quality of life.


  • What are risk factors for the develop of symptomatic haemorrhoids?
  • Describe 4 degrees of internal hemorrhoids and indicated management options
  • Describe the management of non-thrombosed external haemorrhoid & thrombosed external hemorrhoids
  • List causes of fissures. Which type of fissure is suspicious for underlying disease?
  • Describe the treatment of anal fissures – 5 options
  • Which conditions are associated with the development of abscesses and fistulas?
  • List 5 types/sites of anorectal abscess. Which can be drained in ER?
  • What is a pilonidal cyst? How do you treat it?
  • List 8 causes of fecal incontinence.
  • List 8 causes of pruritus ani
  • Describe 6 rectal STI’s and their management
  • List conditions associated with rectal prolapse.
  • Describe the ED management of rectal foreign bodies




Mixed bag of anorectal stuff - levator ani syndrome, proctalgia fugax, radiation proctitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and more...