Imaging Atlas of the Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Diseases

  • Mario Pescatori
  • F. Sérgio P. Regadas
  • Sthela M. Murad Regadas
  • Andrew P. Zbar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Normal Anal Canal and Rectum Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Sérgio P. Regadas, Sthela M. Murad Regadas, Rosilma Gorete Lima Barreto
      Pages 9-16
    3. Adrian E. Ortega, Frida R. Pena, Brenda Avalos, Howard S. Kaufman
      Pages 21-24
  3. Anal and Perianal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. F. Sérgio P. Regadas, Sthela M. Murad Regadas, Lusmar Veras Rodrigues
      Pages 27-34
    3. Harry Kleinübing Jr., Mauro S. L. Pinho
      Pages 35-37
    4. Sthela M. Murad Regadas, F. Sérgio P. Regadas
      Pages 51-61
    5. Adrian E. Ortega, Hector Lugo-Colon, Alberto Diaz-Carranza, Howard S. Kaufman
      Pages 63-72
    6. Sthela M. Murad Regadas, F. Sérgio P. Regadas
      Pages 73-81
    7. Pedro C. Basilio, Alice Brandão, Rosilma Gorete Lima Barreto
      Pages 83-88
  4. Rectal and Perirectal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sthela M. Murad Regadas, F. Sérgio P. Regadas
      Pages 91-105
    3. Pedro C. Basilio, Alice Brandão, Rosilma Gorete Lima Barreto
      Pages 107-116
    4. Ana Karina Nascimento Borges, Alexandre Cecin, Rafael Darahem, Armando Melani
      Pages 117-127
    5. Rafael Darahem, Alexandre Cecin, Ana Karina Nascimento Borges, Armando Melani
      Pages 129-142
    6. Sergio Carlos Nahas, Jose G. Guillem, Caio Sergio R. Nahas, Manoel de Souza Rocha
      Pages 143-157

About this book

Introduction

Exciting technical advances in US, CT, and MRI over the past decade have greatly enhanced the challenging task of investigating intestinal, pelvic floor, and anorectal function and dysfunction. The goal of Imaging Atlas of the Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Diseases, edited and authored by internationally respected experts in the field, is to clearly and precisely present indications, techniques, limitations, sources of errors, and pitfalls of these imaging modalities. The concise text expertly describes the abundant, high-quality images that show the normal anorectal anatomy as well as the pathological appearance of the all-too-common large-bowel and pelvic floor functional diseases. The use of radiopaque markers in diagnosing colonic inertia; defecography, 3D US, and MRI in investigating obstructed defecation; 3D US and MRI in differentiating between benign and malignant anorectal neoplasms; CT and MRI in assessing pelviperineal anatomy and identifying pelvic tumors and inflammatory processes; and 2D and 3D US in determining appropriate treatment for fecal incontinence are discussed in depth. One of the atlas’s strongest points is illustrating the use of 3D anorectal US with automatic scan in identifying complex anal fistula tracks, staging benign and malignant tumors, and postradiotherapy follow-up. Of particular importance is the description of novel dynamic techniques, such as dynamic transperineal US, in assessing pelvic floor functional diseases. Also importantly, this atlas demonstrates the value of a "team approach" between colorectal surgeons and radiologists for solving complex clinical disorders of the anorectum and pelvic floor.

Keywords

Anal fistula Anorectal cancer CT Contrast Fecal incontinence MRI Radiology Tumor Ultrasound computed tomography (CT) imaging sonography

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Pescatori
    • 1
  • F. Sérgio P. Regadas
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sthela M. Murad Regadas
    • 3
    • 4
  • Andrew P. Zbar
    • 5
  1. 1.Coloproctology UnitArs Medica HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Digestive Surgery Course, School of MedicineFederal University of CearaFortalezaBrazil
  3. 3.Clinic HospitalFederal University of CearaFortalezaBrazil
  4. 4.School of MedicineFederal University of CearaFortalezaBrazil
  5. 5.Tamworth Regional Referral CentreUniversities of New England and NewcastleNew South WalesAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0809-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Milan 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0808-3
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0809-0
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