This first reference to comprehensively address both the medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the colon, this source spans the wide array of colorectal disorders including rectal prolapse, irritable bowel syndrome, benign and malignant colonic tumors, fissures and ulcers, and Crohn's colitis, among other ailments. With chapters by world leaders in the field, this guide analyzes diagnostic and imaging techniques for disease evaluation and management including advances in colonoscopy, radiology, and surgery.
"The aim of this book at its inception was to integrate knowledge from two specialties allied to colorectal diseases. This was achieved successfully by cooperation between coloproctologists and gastroenterologists in compiling each chapter in a succinct manner with equal emphasis on the relevant condition….It provides an in-depth guide to the coloproctologist on how a gastroenterologist would approach a problem and vice versa, thereby optimizing patient care with a multifaceted approach. This book provides a pertinent guide for fellows and residents on how one should manage colorectal conditions. The inclusion of various scoring systems relevant to colorectal conditions provides a valuable research tool for academic trainees…The contributors comprise an array of medical talent from centres throughout the world and as a result it reflects a global view on diseases of the colon and rectum." —British Journal of Surgery, 2007
Colonic Development, Embryology, Structure and Function. Colonic and Rectal Obstruction. Incontinence. Rectal Prolapse. Constipation (including sigmoidocele, retocele). Colonoscopy. Radiology of the Colon. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Colon. Anorectal Physiology Testing. Endoanal and Endorectal Ultrasound. Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Disorders. Infectious Colitis. Pseudomembranous Colitis. Colon Ischemia. Radiation Injury to the Colon: Colopathy and Proctopathy. Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding. Vascular Disorders of the Colon. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Diverticular Disease. Megacolon. Pseudoobstruction (Ogilvie's Syndrome), Cathartic Colon - Laxative Abuse and Melanosis. Volvulus. Adenoma/Adenocarcinoma (excluding adenomatous polyposis). Other Benign and Malignant Colonic Tumors. Intestinal Polyposis Syndromes and Hereditary Colorectal Cancer. Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn's Disease of the Colon. Other Colitides: Microscopic Colitis, Eosinophilic Colitis, and Neurtopenic Enterocolitis. Diversion Colitis and Pouchitis. Hemorrhoids. Anal Fissures, Ulcers and Stenosis. Fistulas-in-Ano and Abscesses. Anorectal Neoplastic Disorders. Miscellaneous Colonic Disorders. The Colon and Systemic Disease. Medications, Toxins and the Colon.