Etiology, Evaluation, and Management

  • Steven D. Wexner
  • Graeme S. Duthie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Massarat Zutshi, Tracy L. Hull
    Pages 9-13
  3. Peter J. Deveaux, Susan Galandiuk
    Pages 15-23
  4. Noel R. Fajardo, Lawrence A. Szarka
    Pages 26-34
  5. J. Marcio N. Jorge
    Pages 35-47
  6. Hack Jae Kim, Michael Camilleri
    Pages 57-70
  7. Johann Pfeifer, Lucia Oliveira
    Pages 71-83
  8. Arden M. Morris, Susan C. Parker
    Pages 85-98
  9. Olof J. Hallböök, Rune I. Sjödahl
    Pages 99-103
  10. Anders F. Mellgren, Jan Zetterström, Bengt Yngve Nilsson
    Pages 105-109
  11. Adil E. Bharucha, Joel G. Fletcher, John H. Pemberton
    Pages 111-116
  12. Dawn E. Vickers
    Pages 117-134
  13. Raymond B. Sandler, Benjamin Person, Ramu Raju
    Pages 135-143
  14. Shing W. Wong, David Z. Lubowski
    Pages 145-159
  15. Thanesan Ramalingam, Neil J. Mortensen
    Pages 161-167
  16. Ezio Ganio, Luc Alberto Realis, Giuseppe Clerico, Mario Trompetto
    Pages 169-176
  17. Guillermo O. Rosato, Carlos M. Lumi
    Pages 177-183
  18. Richard E. Karulf, Karim Alavi
    Pages 193-199
  19. Michael R. B. Keighley
    Pages 201-206
  20. Ara Darzi, Yaron Munz
    Pages 207-210
  21. Marc A. Gladman, S. Mark Scott, Norman S. Williams
    Pages 211-219
  22. Alberto Peña, Marc A. Levitt
    Pages 221-234
  23. Hélio Moreira, Joffre M. de Rezende, Hélio Moreira Jr, José Paulo T. Moreira
    Pages 235-246
  24. De-hong Yu, Hei-ying Jin
    Pages 247-256
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 257-265

About this book


The second edition of Constipation is a comprehensive text on the etiology, evaluation, and management of chronic, intractable constipation. As well as being debilitating, constipation is a complaint with many causes and can also be a symptom of more serious pathological changes.

Innovations include Professor Norman Williams’s Malone Procedure (antegrade continent colonic conduit) as well as the newer pharmacologic treatments such as nitric oxide and botulinum toxin injections. The book is written by an international panel of expert authors. All of the new advances developed, described, and tested since writing the first edition are included. Novel chapters include those on biofeedback, surgery for constipation, sacral nerve stimulation, the use of laparoscopy for rectal prolapse, and treament and understanding of some of the psychological problems of patients affected by this condition.

This book is essential for coloproctologists, colorectal surgeons and general surgeons. In addition, the chapters on irritable bowel syndrome, botulinum toxin and other new pharmacologic approaches will appeal to gastroenterologists.


Coloproctology Constipation Management Proctology Surgery imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Graeme S. Duthie
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Ohio State University Health Sciences Center at the Cleveland Clinic FoundationColumbusUSA
  3. 3.University of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  4. 4.Charles E. Schmitt College of ScienceFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  5. 5.University of HullCattinghamUK
  6. 6.Hull and East Yorkshire NHS TrustCastle Hill HospitalCottinghamUK

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