Anorectal and Colorectal Diseases was frst published overall efect is a comprehensive and authoritativ-e ac in 1989 under the editorship of Marc-Claude Martico unt of the whole feld of colorectal practice. T - e lay and Jean-Claude Givel. Its success has now resulted in out is attractive, making the text easy to digest, and the a third edition, which has an expanded chapter list to il lustrations are well chosen and helpful. Te bibliog - ra take into account the many developments that ha- ve o pchy of each chapter is in itself an impressive feature of curred in coloproctology during the last 2 y0 ears. Te the book; there are, for example, over 200 references in editors have chosen an international group of autho Crh sa pter 34, "Management of Malignant Tumours". who are authorities in their feld. Tey have themselves Anorectal and Colorectal Diseases will be of immense contributed extensively to a work that comprises 49 va lue to hospital-based specialists in the felds of -diges chapters dealing with all aspects of colorectal diseas t e i. v e surgery and gastroenterology. It should also appeal Te book is divided into four sections.
Sec t I io co nn- to specialist nurses and undergraduates. Te book will tains 18 chapters on topics that include basic anatomy s,e rve both as a reference source of major importance physiology, clinical methodology and investigations. a nd as a guide to clinical practice.
Principles.- Anorectal and Colonic Anatomy.- Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Physiology.- Colonic Motility and Physiology.- History-Taking and Symptoms.- Proctological Examination.- Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Diagnosis and Treatment.- Pathology of Anorectal and Colonic Specimens.- Anorectal, Pelvic and Colonic Imaging.- Endorectal and Anal Sonography.- Anorectal Manometry.- Microbiology of the Lower Digestive Tract.- Nutritional Evaluation and Care in Coloproctology.- Preparation and Positioning for Surgery.- Anaesthesia and Perioperative Management for Anorectal and Colonic Surgery.- Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgical Excision.- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.- Stomas and Related Problems.- Psychological Assessment of the Coloproctology Patient.- Anal and Perianal Diseases.- Hemorrhoidal Disease.- Anal Fissure.- Anorectal Abscesses and Fistulas.- Malignant Tumours of the Anal Canal and Margin.- Pilonidal Sinus Disease.- Dermatological Anal and Perianal Diseases.- Pruritus Ani.- Clinical Management of Patients with Faecal Incontinence.- Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence.- Essential Anorectal or Idiopathic Perianal Pain.- Complications of Anal Surgery.- Colorectal Conditions.- Anorectal and Colonic Crohn's Disease.- Ulcerative Colitis.- Diverticular Disease.- Polyposis Syndromes and Colorectal Cancer Predisposition.- Management of Malignant Colorectal Tumours.- Retrorectal Tumors.- Chronic Constipation.- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.- Total Rectal Prolapse, Internal Prolapse - Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome and Rectocele.- Anorectal Stenosis.- Anorectal Traumatic Injuries.- Colorectal Foreign Bodies.- Abdominal Catastrophes and Intestinal Failure.- Specialist Conditions.- Paediatric Colorectal Surgery.- Pregnancy- and Delivery-Associated Colorectal and Proctological Disorders.- Gynecological Problems Relevant to Coloproctology.- Urologic Conditions in Coloproctology.- Sexually Transmitted Infections in Coloproctology.- Radiation Injury.- The Role of Plastic Surgery in the Management of Perineal Wounds.