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1st Edition

Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision

ISBN 9781444117165
Published May 20, 2013 by CRC Press
276 Pages

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Book Description

Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision is the authoritative manual for the trainee and qualified surgeon, covering every aspect of total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer.

  • Written by the surgeons who pioneered and popularized TME
  • Includes high-quality colour illustrations to detail the multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer
  • Endorsed by the Pelican Foundation, the leading organization for research on bowel cancer surgery
  • Incorporates state-of-the-art pre-operative staging, optimal surgical excision by TME surgery, and quality control and audit of outcomes by detailed pathological assessment of the resected specimen

The first book dedicated to this procedure, Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision is an invaluable resource for all medical professionals with an interest in the management of rectal cancer.

Table of Contents

The evolution of a concept: the total mesorectal excision story
R.J. Heald
Anatomy of the rectum, anal canal and pelvic floor
Thilo Wedel
Clinical ultrasound
Oliver Shihab and Arcot K. Venkatasubramaniam
Magnetic resonance imaging staging of rectal cancer
Peter How and Gina Brown
Radiological staging for systemic disease
Gina Brown and Chris Hunter
Preoperative radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer
Rob Glynne-Jones and Mark Harrison
Total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer
Brendan Moran
Abdominoperineal excision of the rectum
Torbjoumrn Holm
Laparoscopic surgery
Katharine E. Bevan, Tom D. Cecil and Brendan Moran
Robotic total mesorectal excision
M. Chadwick, H.S. Tilney and A.M. Gudgeon
Local excision and transanal endoscopic microsurgery
Wolfgang B. Gaertner and David A. Rothenberger
Pathology assessment
Philip Quirke, Tim Palmer, Gordon G.A. Hutchins and Nick P. West
Assessment and management of recurrence
Peter J. Lee, Kirk K.S. Austin and Michael J. Solomon
Lateral pelvic side-wall nodal involvement in rectal cancer
Hideaki Yano and Brendan Moran
Intestinal stoma and the role of defunctioning a low anastomosis after anterior resection
Steve Arnold, Kandiah Chandrakumaran and David Mitchell
Quality of life in patients undergoing abdominoperineal excision and anterior resection for rectal cancer
Peter How and Kandiah Chandrakumaran

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Brendan Moran MCh FRCSI FRCS is a Consultant Surgeon at Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Southampton University, UK

Richard John Heald OBE CBE MChir FRCS is Professor of Surgery and Clinical Director of the Pelican Cancer Foundation, Southampton University, UK and President of the Colostomy Association


"I would highly recommend this book as both a comprehensive summary of current state of the art multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer and an excellent description of the ‘craft’ of performing a total mesorectal excision."
—Professor Alexander Heriot - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, British Journal of Surgery