Benign Anorectal Diseases

Diagnosis with Endoanal and Endorectal Ultrasound and New Treatment Options

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
  • Giuseppe Di Falco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Fundamental Principles of Ultrasound Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. New Technical Developments in Endoanal and Endorectal Ultrasonography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. M. Hünerbein
      Pages 27-30
  4. State of the Art in Pelvic Floor Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. G. A. Santoro, G. Di Falco
      Pages 33-34
    3. G. A. Santoro, G. Di Falco
      Pages 35-54
    4. G. A. Santoro, G. Di Falco
      Pages 55-60
    5. M. J. Lahaye, W. H. Lamers, G. L. Beets, R. G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 67-77
    6. J. Kruskal
      Pages 79-80
  5. Endoanal Ultrasonography in the Assessment of Patients with Fecal Incontinence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. G. A. Santoro, G. Di Falco
      Pages 83-85
    3. G. A. Santoro, L. Pellegrini, G. Di Falco
      Pages 99-113
    4. J. J. Tjandra
      Pages 127-128
  6. Endoanal Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Perianal Sepsis and Fistula-in-ano

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129

About this book


New three-dimensional endoanal and endorectal ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance imaging techniques have given better insight into the complex anatomy of the pelvic floor and its pathologic modification in benign anorectal diseases. Obstetrical events leading to fecal incontinence in females, the relationship between fistulous tracks and the sphincter complex, and mechanisms of obstructed defecation syndrome can now be accurately evaluated, which is of fundamental importance for decision making. Thanks to improvements in the diagnosis of these disorders, new forms of treatment have been developed with better outcome for patients. This book is aimed at general and colorectal surgeons, radiologists, gastroenterologists and gynecologists with a special interest in this field. It is also relevant to everyone who wants to improve their understanding of the fundamental principles of pelvic floor disorders.


Anorectal fistulas Endoanal magnetic resonance Enoanal and endorectal ultrasonography Fecal incontinence Obstructed defecation syndrome Trauma sonography ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Di Falco
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Anal Physiology and Ultrasound Coloproctology Service, Department of SurgeryRegional Hospital-TrevisoItaly
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryRegional Hospital-TrevisoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0336-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0507-5
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