2nd Edition

Handbook of Colorectal Surgery

Edited By David Beck Copyright 2003

    Completely revised and expanded to include technological advances, the second edition of this text illustrates key anatomical structures, examination procedures and surgical techniques for proper diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with colorectal disorders, providing extensive coverage of various methods in preoperative preparation and assessment, pain management, sedation, and wound care for conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, and colorectal carcinoma.

    Basic principles and skills anatomy: pathophysiology; history and physical; diagnostic imaging; endoscopy; minimally invasive surgery; intestinal stomas. Perioperative managemen: preoperative preparation; anesthetic management; postoperativemanagement. Disease processes: Hirschspring's disease, colorectal anomalies and paediatric conditions; functional colorectal disease; diverticular disease; inflammatory bowel disease - ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; rectal prolapse adintussesception; Haemorrhoids; anorectal abscess and fistula-in-ano; pruritis ani and fissure-in-ano; polonidal disease; sexually transmitted diseases and colorectal infections; polyps; malignancy of the colon, rectum and anus; other conditions.Appendices: perioperative orders and instructions; common colorectal medications.


    David Beck, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.