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Ultrasound in Coloproctologic Practice: Endorectal/Endoanal Ultrasound

  • Ponnandai J. Arumugam
  • Bharat Patel
  • John Beynon

Summary

Endoanal ultrasound is gaining importance in staging, treatment, and follow-up of anal carcinomas, and with the new 3D reconstructions, it will be interesting to see the impact it will have on neoplastic and functional anorectal disorders. It also shares an important role in assessing complex fistula-in-ano with MRI and is indispensable in the management of fecal incontinence. Its value and its limitations have been discussed in this section of the chapter.

Keywords

Rectal Cancer Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter External Anal Sphincter Internal Anal Sphincter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ponnandai J. Arumugam
    • 1
  • Bharat Patel
    • 2
  • John Beynon
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryRoyal Cornwall HospitalTruroUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySingleton HospitalSwanseaUK
  3. 3.Department of Colorectal SurgerySingleton HospitalSwanseaUK

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