Colon

Structure and Function

  • Luis Bustos-Fernández

Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gregory L. Eastwood
    Pages 1-16
  3. Paul Kerlin, Sidney Phillips
    Pages 17-44
  4. Adrian Allen
    Pages 45-63
  5. L. Bustos-Fernández, I. Ledesma-Paolo, J. Kofoed, E. Gonzalez, S. Hamamura, K. Ogawa-Furuya et al.
    Pages 65-77
  6. D. P. Jewell, W. S. Selby
    Pages 79-101
  7. Gary L. Simon, Sherwood L. Gorbach
    Pages 103-119
  8. Ghislain Devroede
    Pages 121-139
  9. M. A. Eastwood, J. A. Robertson
    Pages 141-165
  10. Julia M. Polak, Anne E. Bishop, S. R. Bloom
    Pages 167-186
  11. Mats Jodal, Ove Lundgren
    Pages 187-209
  12. Ove Lundgren, Mats Jodal
    Pages 211-232
  13. M. J. Hill
    Pages 233-251
  14. H. Menge, J. W. L. Robinson
    Pages 253-273
  15. R. Wanitschke, K. Ewe
    Pages 275-292
  16. Luis Bustos-Fernández
    Pages 293-298
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 299-308

About this book

Introduction

The functional and organic alterations of the colon constitute one of the leading reasons why patients consult gastroenterologists. The irritable colon is one of the most com­ mon causes of discomfort in human beings. The organic pathology of the large bowel (malignancy and chronic inflammatory disease) contributes, particularly among Occi­ dental peoples, to discouragingly high levels of morbidity and mortality. One realizes the importance of having a thorough physiologic knowledge of the colon in order to scientifically plan the functional treatment of organic colonic dis­ eases. If we consider the large amount of material published on the physiology of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, pancreas, and liver, we realize that the colon has been relatively neglected. The chapters in this book have been written by people who have done their utmost to alter this imbalance. I want to thank all the contributors for their generous collaboration that allows me to present in one volume virtually all the information known about the structure and function of the colon, and to record my deep graditude to Dr. Howard Spiro for his willingness to include this volume in his series. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Plenum Publishing Corporation for making this book possible. A spe­ cial thanks goes to Dr.

Keywords

colon gastroenterology liver pancreas stomach

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Bustos-Fernández
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineBuenos Aires UniversityBuenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-0307-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0309-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-0307-8
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