Complex Anorectal Disorders

Investigation and Management

  • Steven D. Wexner
  • Andrew P. Zbar
  • Mario Pescatori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Anorectal Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anorectal Physiology

      1. J. Marcio, N. Jorge
        Pages 18-38
      2. Patricia L. Roberts
        Pages 39-47
      3. Andrew P. Zbar
        Pages 48-62
      4. Robert D. Madoff, Andrew A. Shelton
        Pages 63-71
      5. Graeme S. Duthie, Angela B. Gardiner
        Pages 105-113
      6. Andrew P. Zbar
        Pages 114-119
      7. Nancy Baxter, John H. Pemberton
        Pages 120-136
      8. Richelle J. F. Felt-Bersma
        Pages 137-152
      9. Guillermo O. Rosato, Carlos M. Lumi
        Pages 153-169
    3. Anorectal Imaging

      1. Philip J. Shorvon, Michelle M. Marshall
        Pages 171-198
      2. Annika López, Jan Zetterström, Anders F. Mellgren
        Pages 199-216
      3. Ponnandai J. Arumugam, Bharat Patel, John Beynon
        Pages 217-245
      4. Marc Beer-Gabel, Andrea Frudinger, Andrew P. Zbar
        Pages 246-262
      5. Andrew P. Zbar, Andrea Frudinger
        Pages 263-274

About this book


A large cross-section of the world’s great and good in colorectal surgery have been enticed, inveigled, I suspect at times brow-beaten, to produce this tour de force. The editors, themselves famous for their own extensive contributions in this area, must be congratulated for their ?ne achievements. Every card-carrying specialist needs a reference book of this sort. My own are well worn by many years’ reference, for when confronted by big problems, big issues, senior clinicians must be able to lay their hands on a well-thumbed old favourite: not a small,“where are we now” sort of book, or an exam crammer, but on one that is large, sedate and of “traditional build. ” Rather than being a supergiant covering all of colorectal surgery, this book has focused on the broad structural investigation of the anorectum and on the focused management of largely “functional” problems. And it has done so in style. For this is a core area of specialist practice;your more general colleagues may think twice before referring you new cases of cancer and in?ammatory bowel disease (both also central areas in colorectal surgery), but they will not hesitate in referring the patients whose inves- gation and management are described here. And they will expect you to know how to deal with them. These are some of the most challenging patients to manage. Rightly have the editors covered the physiological areas,rightly the psychological issues, rightly the medicolegal aspects: here is the making of a specialist—the sword and the shield.


Anorectal Disease Coloproctology Colorectal Surgery Gastroenterology Incontinence histopathology imaging ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 1
  • Andrew P. Zbar
    • 2
  • Mario Pescatori
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Medicine and ResearchUniversity of the West Indies, Queen Elizabeth HospitalBarbados
  3. 3.Coloproctology UnitVilla Flaminia HospitalRomeItaly
  4. 4.Italian Society of Colo-Rectal Surgery (SICCR)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-690-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-057-3
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