Imaging of Perianal Inflammatory Diseases

  • Massimo Tonolini
  • Giovanni Maconi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Bondurri, Piergiorgio Danelli, Matteo Marone
      Pages 3-7
    3. Giovanni Guido Pompili, Alice Munari, Paolo Rigamonti, Gian Paolo Cornalba
      Pages 9-19
    4. Giovanni Maconi, Elisa Radice, Giulio A. Santoro
      Pages 21-28
  3. Perianal Inflammatory Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Andrea Cassinotti
      Pages 31-38
    3. Giovanni Maconi, Cristina Bezzio, Sandro Ardizzone
      Pages 39-43
    4. Andrea Bondurri, Piergiorgio Danelli, Matteo Marone
      Pages 45-50
    5. Andrea Bondurri, Piergiorgio Danelli, Matteo Marone
      Pages 51-54
    6. Gianluca M. Sampietro, Alice Frontali, Diego Foschi
      Pages 55-60
  4. Clinical Examination and Medical Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Andrea Bondurri, Piergiorgio Danelli, Matteo Marone
      Pages 63-66
    3. Michele Crepsi, Francesco Colombo, Diego Foschi
      Pages 67-74
  5. Ultrasound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Giovanni Maconi, Elisa Radice, Giulio A. Santoro
      Pages 77-83
    3. Giovanni Maconi, Elisa Radice, Flavio Caprioli, Guido Basilisco
      Pages 85-94
    4. Giovanni Maconi, Federica Furfaro, Cristina Bezzio
      Pages 95-102
    5. Giovanni Maconi, Giulio A. Santoro, Cristina Bezzio
      Pages 103-108
    6. Giovanni Maconi, Federica Furfaro, Cristina Bezzio
      Pages 109-112
    7. Giovanni Maconi, Elena Bolzacchini, Cristina Bezzio
      Pages 113-117
    8. Giovanni Maconi, Cristina Bezzio, Giulio A. Santoro
      Pages 119-123
  6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Alessandro Campari, Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 127-132
    3. Chiara Villa
      Pages 133-141
    4. Francesca Maccioni, Giulia Bella, Valeria Buonocore
      Pages 143-164
    5. Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 177-183
    6. Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 185-189
    7. Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 191-196
    8. Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 197-202
    9. Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 203-206
    10. Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 207-212
    11. Alba H. Norsa, Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 213-218
    12. Giovanni Maconi, Cristina Bezzio
      Pages 219-226
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-229

About this book


This practical volume is intended for all radiologists, gastroenterologists, and surgeons who are responsible for, or interested in, the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases of the anal and perianal region. After an introductory section focusing on surgical, MRI, and US anatomy, up-to-date clinical and therapeutic information is provided on the full range of perianal inflammatory conditions, with special attention to Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and sexually transmitted diseases. Physical and surgical examination is carefully discussed, with consideration of limitations, results, clinical needs, and the questions likely to be posed of imaging. The subsequent three sections provide detailed information on the different imaging modalities: transanal and transperineal ultrasound, contrast-enhanced MRI, and CT. Techniques, diagnostic accuracy, common and unusual disease patterns, artifacts, and pitfalls are clearly presented.


Anal canal Contrast-enhanced MRI and CT Sexually transmitted diseases Transanal and transperineal Ultrasound Ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Tonolini
    • 1
  • Giovanni Maconi
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentLuigi Sacco University HospitalMilanItaly
  2. 2.Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Biomedical and Clinical SciencesLuigi Sacco University HospitalMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia Srl 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2846-3
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2847-0
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