The Anglo-Swiss Colo-Proctology Meeting, held at Lausanne in May 1983, enabled numerous specialists to share their experiences of lower gastrointestinal tract pathology. The focus was on ischae mic disease and tumours of the colon, rectum and anus. By featuring ischaemic disease in our programme we hoped to give this too often underestimated process a fair hearing. Ischaemic lesions are far more common than is recognised on clinical grounds alone, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract. Large intestine is chaemia is often confused with other syndromes, especially since the clinical features evoked are, in most cases, atypical. Thus diag nosis is frequently late, with dramatic consequences. The oncology section basically discusses the early diagnosis of gastrointestinal tumours, a prerequisite for improving survival in af fected patients, and also presentation and treatment of certain rare tumours. The third section of this volume covers various diverse subjects including surgical technique, functional disorders of the large intes tine, inflammatory bowel disease, haemorrhoids and investigatory procedures. Several of the articles come from international authorities in their field. Some communications contain unpublished results, and others may lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic methods. We feel that the quality and variety of the texts from the Anglo-Swiss Colo Proctology Meeting merit wide appreciation. We are grateful to Springer-Verlag for accepting these proceed ings for publication.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsI: Vascular Disorders of the Intestine.- Ischaemic Damage to the Distal Bowel Following Angioplastic Surgery for Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysm or Aorto-Ilio-Femoral Obstruction (Leriche’s Syndrome).- The Colonic Microcirculation.- Why is Mortality still so high in Ischaemic Bowel Disease?.- Vasopressin and Blood Flow in the Canine Colon.- Mesenteric Vessel Obstruction and Oral Contraceptives.- Successful Treatment of Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia.- Elective Colonic Resection for Ischaemic Strictures.- II: Tumours of Colon, Rectum and Anus.- Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. The Experience of Sixteen Patients.- Leiomyomata and Leiomyosarcomata of the Rectum and Anal Canal.- Desmoid Disease Associated with Adenomatous Polyposis. One Hospital’s Experience of Twenty-three Patients.- Monoclonal Antibodies against Carcinoembryonic Antigen for the Detection of Human Colon Carcinoma by Immunoscintigraphy.- Asymptomatic Faecal Occult Blood Screening: A Practical Solution to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer?.- The Value of Cytology in the Diagnosis of Colonic Cancer.- The Value of CEA as a Determinant of Prognosis in Colorectal Cancer.- Causes of Delay in the Early Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer.- The Ultrasonic Imaging of the Rectum.- Surgical Treatment and Prognosis in Colorectal Cancer. Report on 1357 Cases.- Multidisciplinary Approach of Anal Canal Epidermoid Carcinoma.- Liquid Nitrogen in Palliative Treatment of Low Rectal and Anal Carcinoma.- New Prospects in the Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal.- III: Miscellaneous.- Abnormalities of Anorectal Function in Patients with Chronic Constipation who are Unable to Defaecate.- Defaecography.- The Electromyography of the External Sphincter Muscle in Supercontinent and Incontinent Patients.- Park’s Per-Anal Repair of Recto-Prostatic Fistula.- Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal Reservoir.- Healing of the Perineal Wound after Intersphincteric Dissection of the Rectum for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.- Prevention of Anastomotic Leakage in Colorectal Surgery: Results of a Prospective Randomised Double-Blind Trial of Aprotinin (Trasylol) in Colonic Surgery.- The Parasacral Approach for Rectal Prolapse.- A Prospective Randomised Trial to Compare Mezlocillin and Metronidazole with Cefuroxime and Metronidazole as Prophylaxis in Elective Colorectal Operations.- Ten-Year Experience with a Modified Whitehead Haemorrhoidectomy.- Why Do Patients with Haemorrhoids Benefit from Lord’s Procedure?.- A Simple Combined Clinical and Laboratory Index of Crohn’s Disease.- Iatrogenic Lesions of the Rectum.