Clinical Measurement in Coloproctology

  • Devinder Kumar
  • David J. Waldron
  • Norman S. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Morphology and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Christensen
      Pages 3-18
    3. C. J. Steadman, S. F. Phillips
      Pages 19-36
    4. D. Kumar, R. I. Hallan, N. R. Womack, P. R. O’Connell, R. Miller
      Pages 37-66
  3. Coloproctological Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. D. Kumar
      Pages 89-95
    3. D. J. Waldron
      Pages 97-108
    4. N. S. Williams
      Pages 109-121
    5. A. N. Smith, N. R. Binnie
      Pages 123-139
    6. D. L. Wingate
      Pages 147-149
    7. P. R. O’Connell
      Pages 151-161
  4. Anorectal Function Following Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. D. J. Waldron
      Pages 189-199
    3. V. Loening-Baucke
      Pages 201-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book


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.


Defaecography Electromyography Elektromyographie Manometry Proktologie Scintigraphy Surgery Szintigraphie colon coloproctology gastroenterologische Chirurgie gastroenterology incontinence

Editors and affiliations

  • Devinder Kumar
    • 1
  • David J. Waldron
    • 2
  • Norman S. Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryQueen Elizabeth HospitalBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Cork Regional HospitalCorkRepublic of Ireland
  3. 3.The Surgical UnitThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK

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