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Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision

1st Edition

Edited by Brendan Moran, Richard John Heald

CRC Press

275 pages

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pub: 2013-05-09
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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.


"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

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

About the Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Surgery / General