The End: Challenges in Anal Pathology


Discussion of challenges in the diagnosis of anorectal malignancies. Evaluation of the histologic and immunophenotypic findings in various malignant lesions is discussed. The impact of the diagnosis of the various lesions is discussed, with emphasis on the treatment and prognostic implications.

Originally presented on February 9, 2018, in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Eric A. Swanson, MD

Eric A. Swanson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology and Oncology
ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Swanson is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD from Rush University in Chicago and completed pathology residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also served as chief resident. He then went on to complete a fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at UCLA. Dr. Swanson is a member of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Society for Cardiovascular Pathology, and College of American Pathologists. His research interests include neoplastic and non-neoplastic gastrointestinal diseases and cardiovascular physiology.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the various carcinomas, lymphomas, and other malignancies of the anorectum
  • Apply ancillary studies used to support the diagnoses in the anorectum
  • Recognize unusual findings in common anorectal specimens

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories