Progress in Colorectal Surgery / Edition 1

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Overview

"Progress in Colorectal Surgery covers a variety of topics of current interest to the colorectal specialist. Thirteen areas are covered by internationally renowned experts and include chapters on topics such as referral guidelines for rectal bleeding, difficult intraoperative problems in pelvic surgery, advances in the medical treatment of Crohn's disease, adjuvant treatment for colorectal malignancy, thorough overview of modern developments in the surgical treatment of disorders of the lower intestine including ulcerative colitis/severe acute colitis, and innovations in the treatment of fecal incontinence." Aimed at current practitioners and trainees, the book discusses key concepts that will assist general surgeons and colorectal consultants in their management of patients with a broad spectrum of anorectal and colonic disorders. With a problem-oriented slant, this book is essential reading for all those with an interest in colorectal surgery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852338237
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The effective and efficient management of patients with rectal bleeding to identify the few with cancer 1
2 Screening for colorectal cancer 22
3 Familial colorectal cancer 37
4 Advances in the medical treatment of Crohn's disease 59
5 The management of perianal Crohn's disease 93
6 Investigation and management of malignant anal-canal tumours 115
7 Difficult intraoperative problems in pelvic surgery 135
8 Functional reconstruction of the perineum and pelvic floor 154
9 The management of inoperable rectal cancer 171
10 The role of the oncologist in the treatment of colorectal cancer 191
11 Investigation of functional bowel disorders 209
12 Innovations in the treatment of faecal incontinence 244
13 Surgical management of constipation 262
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