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Prevention and Treatment of Complications in Proctological Surgery

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  • © 2012


  • Complications in Coloproctology
  • Unforgettable Clinical Cases (with complications)
  • Medico-legal implications Tips and Tricks
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Table of contents (10 chapters)


About this book

The volume is authored by a colorectal surgeon with long-standing clinical and scientific experience and is devoted to the management of complications following surgery of the anorectum and the pelvic floor. It is aimed not only at general surgeons, perineologists and, of course, proctologists, but also at gastroenterologists, endoscopists, radiologists and physiotherapists, i.e. those who may be involved in both diagnosis and cure whenever an adverse event, either unpredictable or potentially preventable, causes an intra- or postoperative, early or late, mild or life-threatening complication. Severe bleeding, dehiscence, perforation, anorectal stricture, fecal incontinence, and even caval vein thrombosis, fatal Fournier gangrene and pneumomediastinum may occur after anal surgery. The incidence, pathogenesis prevention and treatment of such events are discussed in detail in 10 chapters with 30 tables, 200 illustrations and more than 1000 references. Both conventional procedures and recent innovations are reported. “Unforgettable clinical cases (complications with litigation)” and “Tips and Tricks” are sections increasing the appeal of this book. The approach is “evidence-based” and holistic, focusing on anorectal problems while taking into consideration whole body-mental unity—showing, for example, that a non-healing perineal wound may be due to hypo-pituitarism, and failure after a re-intervention may be related to psychological distress.


From the reviews:

“This book is the end result of Prof. Pescatori’s years of experience in and reflections on coloproctology. … As this is the first book ever written on this subject, we can profit from his experiences to enrich our practice of coloproctology. … this book is an indispensible part of the armamentarium of every colorectal surgeon who wants to achieve high standards of surgical practice with a good solid foundation.” (Bruno Roche, Techniques in Coloproctology, Vol. 16, 2012)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Coloproctology Unit, Ars Medica Hospital and La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

    Mario Pescatori

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Prevention and Treatment of Complications in Proctological Surgery

  • Authors: Mario Pescatori

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Milano

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Italia 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-88-470-2076-4Published: 30 September 2011

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-88-470-5616-9Published: 13 December 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-88-470-2077-1Published: 22 September 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 201

  • Topics: Proctology, General Surgery

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