Supplying lavish color illustrations that fully detail key anatomical structures and pathology, this Third Edition encompasses the complete range of diseases encountered by colorectal surgeons in day-to-day clinical practice and spans topics related to anorectal disorders, colorectal conditions, problem-oriented approaches to colorectal disease, and laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Documenting the most recent surgical developments and instrumentation methods, this Third Edition provides updated chapters on sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, pharmaceutical advances, and patient screening, surveillance, and follow-up care.
"…this excellent textbook would be a useful addition to a hospital library or personal library of a general surgeon or trainee." —Journal of Colon Cancer (for previous edition)
"…The authors deserve significant credit for the quality and comprehensive coverage of diseases of this anatomical area." —Archives of Surgery (for previous edition)
"…the best volume currently available that comprehensively covers the field of colon, rectal, and anal surgery. It has a very strong visual appeal and is well presented. This book will appeal strongly to colorectal surgeons, and is likely to become a standard in the personal medical libraries of this group." —Doody's Review Services (for previous edition)
"This edition, like the previous ones, has not only achieved but even surpassed the stated goals…. The text retains its logical and well-organized division of subjects and chapters. The entire breadth of day-to-day colon and rectal surgery practice is covered in depth with voluminous literature citations for reference….The subjects are covered in a clear, practical, and straightforward manner…colon and rectal surgeons of all levels will find this text useful. While the authors are both in North American institutions, surgeons in practice settings worldwide should find this text a useful addition to their libraries. I purchased this text based upon previous editions and I have not been disappointed by it." —Gary Dunn (Colon and Rectal Associates), World Journal of Surgery, for the Third Edition
"The whole textbook convinces the reader by many points: 1. Each important aspect of colorectal and anal surgery is shown with own chapters. 2. Every chapter illuminates its topic in an extraordinarily detailed way. 3. The quality of the pictures and figures is outstanding. 4. The writing style is worth reading. 5. All new developments are mentioned and adequately discussed. 6. The whole literature (in some chapters more than a thousand) is included. In summary, this new edition deserves the AMI Award of Excellence the same as its predecessor. Moreover, this textbook is for those who want to go deeper into the thematic of colorectal and anal surgery in every practical and theoretical sense." — A. J. Kroesen, Charité, Germany (International Journal of Colorectal Disease), for the Third Edition
Essential Considerations. Surgical Anatomy. Physiology. Diagnosis. Preoperative and Postoperative Management. Local Anesthesia in Anorectal Surgery. Pharmacology of Anorectal Preparations. Electrosurgery and Laser Surgery: Basic Applications. Anorectal Disorders. Hemorrhoids. Fissure-in-Ano. Anorectal Abscesses and Fistula-in-Ano. Pilonidal Disease. Perianal Dermatologic Disease. Condyloma Acuminatum. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Anal Incontinence. Rectovaginal Fistula. Retrorectal Tumors. Perianal and Anal Canal Neoplasms. Per Anal and Transanal Techniques. Ambulatory Procedures. Colorectal Disorders. Rectal Procidentia. Benign Neoplasms of the Colon and Rectum. Malignant Neoplasms of the Colon. Malignant Neoplasms of the Rectum. Large Bowel Carcinoma: Screening, Surveillance, and Follow-up. Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn's Disease. Diverticular Disease of the Colon. Volvulus of the Colon. Mesenteric Vascular Diseases. Radiation Injuries to the Small and Large Intestine. Intestinal Stomas. Constipation. Problem-Oriented Approach to Colorectal Disease. Traumatic Injuries. Complications of Colonic Disease and Their Management. Complications of Anorectal and Colorectal Operations. Unexpected Intraoperative Findings. Minimally Invasive Surgery. Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery. Etcetera. Miscellaneous Entities.