About this book
- New third edition of a valuable, practical textbook
- Covers clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of colo-recto-anal problems
- Well structured in four parts and abundantly illustrated
- Includes DVD video and self-assessment quiz
This totally revised and enlarged new edition offers concise and well-structured chapters each focussing on the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of a condition commonly encountered by the coloproctologist and gastroenterological surgeon, who are faced with an increasing number of precise and specific treatment modalities. The comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, information in this practical guide on both common and rare anorectal and colonic diseases is particularly important for both the practitioner, who needs to know all the possible modalities of conservative and surgical treatment, and the surgeon, who needs to adapt his surgical procedure to the clinical and anatomical findings. Precise guidelines are given and surgical techniques illustrated. Each chapter is completed with up-to-date references and a self-assessment quiz.
Written for: Practitioners, proctologists, surgeons and gastroenterologists dealing with coloproctology or colorectal surgery
- Lower digestive tract
- Pelvic Floor
Section I Principles: Anorectal and Colonic Anatomy.- Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Physiology.- Colonic Motility and Physiology.- History Taking and Symptoms.- Proctological Examination.- Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Diagnosis and Treatment.- Pathology of Anorectal and Colonic Specimens.- Anorectal, Pelvic and Colonic Imaging.- Anal and Rectal Sonography.- Anorectal Manometry.- Anorectal Microbiology and Parasitology of the Lower Digestive Tract.- Nutritional Care of Coloproctology.- Preparation and Positioning for Anorectal Surgery.- Anesthesia for Anorectal and Colonic Surgery.- Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery.- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.- Stomas and Related Problems.- Psychological Assessment of the Proctological Patient.- Section II Anal and Perianal Diseases: Haemorrhoidal Disease.- Anal Fissure.- Anorectal Abscesses and Fistulas.- Malignant Tumors of the Anal Canal and Margin.- Pilonidal Sinus.- Dermatological Anal and Perianal Diseases.- Pruritus Ani.- Anal Incontinence.- Sacral Nerve Stimulation.- Essential Anorectal Pain or Idiopathic Perianal Pain.- Complications of Anal Surgery.- Section III Colorectal Conditions: Anorectal and Colonic Crohn's Disease.- Ulcerative Colitis.- Diverticular Disease.- Polyposis Syndromes.- Colorectal Tumors.- Retrorectal Tumors.- Chronic Constipation.- Pelvic Floor Disorders.- Rectal Prolapse, Solitary Rectal Ulcer and Descending Perineal Syndromes.- Anorectal Strictures.- Anorectal Traumatic Lesions.- Foreign Bodies.- Abdominal Catastrophies and Intestinal Failure.- Section IV Specialist Conditions: Paediatric Proctology.- Pregnancy and Proctological Diseases.- Gynecological Problems Relevant to Coloproctology.- Urological Conditions in Coloproctology.- Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Coloproctology.- Radiation Injury.- Resurfacing in Perineal Area in Soft Tissue Defects.- Index.