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TitleClinical Measurement in Coloproctology [electronic resource] / edited by Devinder Kumar, David J. Waldron, Norman S. Williams
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1991
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Descript XIV, 216 p. 14 illus. online resource


Crucial decisions concerning surgical treatment are often based on the results of various methods used for assessing colorectal function. Yet the new methods which have resulted from recent technological advances are still often regarded as research tools or viewed with skepticism by the practicing physician. New horizons are opened up for the coloproctologist in this book which fully documents the scope of established and recently developed investigative techniques. These include manometry, electromyography, scintigraphy and defaecography. The discussion shows how each technique is conducted and in what way the results can be interpreted and used for the management of patients with colorectal disorders. Specialist areas such as the neorectum and the assessment of the pediatric patient are also included. This book clearly establishes the place of each technique in clinical practice. The text is clear and simple so that not only specialists but also non-specialists will be able to understand and set up the appropriate tests for specific colorectal disorders


Section I. Morphology and Techniques -- 1. Morphology of the Colon and Anorectum -- 2. Measurement of Colonic Motor Function -- 3. Measurement of Anorectal Function -- 4. Measurement of Absorptive and Secretory Function -- 5. Histological Measurement in Coloproctology -- Section II. Coloproctological Disorders -- 6. Physiological Mechanisms -- 7. Constipation -- 8. Faecal Incontinence -- 9. Neurological Disorders -- 10. Rectal Prolapse, Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome and Haemorrhoids -- 11. The Irritable Colon -- 12. Pseudo-obstruction -- Section III. Anorectal Function Following Surgery -- 13. Neorectum and Assessment of Anorectal Function Following Surgery -- 14. Colo-anal Anastomosis -- 15. Assessment of the Paediatric Patient

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