Rectal Cancer

Strategy and Surgical Techniques

  • Nicolò de Manzini

Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michela Giuricin, Alessandra Lucchetta, Greta Giacomel, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 1-7
  3. Emilio Quaia, Luca De Paoli, Maria Assunta Cova
    Pages 9-26
  4. Fabrizio Zanconati, Alessandro De Pellegrin, Andrea Romano
    Pages 27-40
  5. Alessandro Carrer, Massimo Giacca, Mauro Giacca
    Pages 41-62
  6. Alessandra Guglielmi
    Pages 63-71
  7. Biagio Casagranda, Roberta Cavallin, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 73-85
  8. Paola Tarchi, Davide Cosola, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 87-106
  9. Simonetta Masaro, Silvia Palmisano, Piera Leon, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 107-115
  10. Paola Tarchi, Elisa Moretti, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 117-130
  11. Silvia Palmisano, Piera Leon, Simonetta Masaro, Mattia Trevisan, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 131-137
  12. Marco Kosuta, Davide Cosola, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 139-149
  13. Michela Giuricin, Greta Giacomel, Alessandra Lucchetta, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 151-165
  14. Nicolò de Manzini, Piera Leon, Paola Tarchi, Massimo Giacca
    Pages 167-183
  15. Piera Leon, Silvia Palmisano, Simonetta Masaro, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 185-197
  16. Paola Graziotin, Nicolò de Manzini
    Pages 199-206
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 207-208

About this book


This book gives an updated and detailed overview of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for rectal cancer. Rectal cancer has become an increasing and serious disease in western countries, mainly linked to lifestyle and bad alimentation habits. This specific cancer is not only a threat to the lifespan of patients, but also has a heavy impact on quality of life, due to its implications in the fecal, urinary and sexual functions. Recent guidelines of prevention and early diagnosis, as well as current and future diagnostic and staging work-up, are here presented in a clear and convincing way, linking each topic to the therapeutic options arising from the staging and including a chapter on the molecular evaluation of the tumor. To complete the multifaceted approach to this particular pathology, a large part is devoted to the in-hospital care of rectal cancer patients, beginning from the fast-track procedures and the enhanced recovery systems, up to the in-depth description of the available of surgical techniques, including salvage situations, accidents, complications, and their treatment. A final chapter will be dedicated to the follow-up policy and its advantages.


Diagnostic Nursing Oncology Rectal Cancer Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicolò de Manzini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, General Surgery UnitCattinara University HospitalTriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2669-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2670-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2280-9848
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