Patients with perianal diseases such as dermatitis do not just visit the dermatologist; they are seen by family doctors, internists, pediatricians, general surgeons, gynecologists, and urologists. This book is truly multi-disciplinary, introducing the surgical specialties to medical proctology and related fields. The procedures described allow effective management of both common and less common diseases, including all the secondary problems that may arise. With increasing travel and increasing immunosuppression, parasitic intestinal diseases are now seen in every type of practice. The standard diagnostic procedures described herein reduce costs in therapy. This new reference in proctology and perianal skin disease gives detailed descriptions of clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment strategies. It will empower a wide variety of physicians to manage these disorders more effectively.
"This is a fascinating book in lots of ways … . The illustrations are its primary strength and they are a very special collection. … Its real strength is proctology. … There are a number of short chapters devoted to unusual subjects: malacoplakia, pneumotosis coli, pectinosis, proctalgia fugax and cocydynia. Well illustrated and clinically written, these are valuable entries."
(R. J. Baigrie, The British Journal of Surgery, Vol. 91 (1), 2004)
"This accurate and elegant book is the first translation into English of the fourth German edition. … This book will provide both students and expert proctologists with a tool for consultation. Surgeons, gastroenterologists and dermatologists will find the book extremely helpful. A useful volume for rapid consultation during routine practice for the diagnosis of anorectal and colon disease."
(E. Morandi, Digestive and Liver Disease, Issue 35, 2003)
"This book is mainly focused on medical diagnosis of anorectal problems, with a special interest in dermatologic disorders. … The remarkable quality and diversity of the illustrations … as the pertinence of the text, make this book really enjoyable to use. This book could be of real help for the surgeon with a particular interest in proctology, who is inevitably confronted with rare lesions or conditions. A highly recommended book!"
(J. Van De Stadt, Acta Chirurgica Belgica, Vol. 103 (3), 2003)
"For the first time the textbook and colour atlas of proctology is now available in English … . Each of the chapters is easily readable, comprehensive in its content and the presentation is complemented by the numerous coloured figures. … Particularly useful is the subject index. … Clearly written, excellently illustrated and with up-to-date references the textbook and atlas is well produced and would be ideal for informing a wide variety of physicians, dermatologists, internists, surgeons and gynaecologists."
(F. Hetzer, Swiss Surgery, Issue 6, 2003)
Table of Contents
- Anatomy and Physiology of Anus and Rectum.
- Anorectal Examination.
- Proctologic Diseases like: hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, Herpes simplex, psoriasis, Paget disease, colorectal carcinomas, endometriosis, stenoses, ulcerative colitis, candidiasis, intestinal parasites.