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Etiology, Evaluation and Management
by D.C.C. Bartolo Steven D. Wexner Graeme S. Duthie

RRP €219.00

Etiology, Evaluation and Management
by Author Name D.C.C. Bartolo, Steven D. Wexner, Graeme S. Duthie

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List Price:219.00
Format: Hardback, 254 x 178 x 17mm, 284pp
Publication date: 30 Aug 2006
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
ISBN-13: 9781852337247


The only book to deal specifically with constipation for specialists has been updated to include all the new advances since the first edition (1995). These advances include biofeedback, surgery for constipation, sacral nerve stimulation, the use of laparoscopy for rectal prolapse, treament and our understanding of some of the psychological problems of these patients. Innovations also include Professor Norman Williams' Malone Procedure and the newer pharmacologic treatments such as nitric oxide and botulinum toxin injections.


From the reviews of the second edition: "This compact, but complete, second edition, edited by Drs. Wexner and Duthie, brings an up-to-date approach to the medical and surgical therapy of this often debilitating condition. Excellent sections by authors ... provide a complete picture of what is currently known about etiology and medical therapy, as well as advances in diagnostic strategies that direct surgical treatment, when indicated. ... This comprehensive, easily read volume is a worthwhile edition to the library of any surgeon who encounters patients afflicted by this difficult entity." (Richard P. Billingham, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Vol. 51, 2008)


Definitions and Epidemiology of Constipation.- Etiology of Congenital Colorectal Disease.- Etiology of Acquired Colorectal Disease: Constipation.- Extracolonic Causes of Constipation.- Initial Evaluation of Constipation.- Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.- Methods to Measure Small-Bowel and Colonic Transit.- Anorectal Manometry and the Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflex.- Defecography: Technique, Interpretation, and Current Use.- Compliance and Manovolumetry.- Electromyography and Pudendal Nerve Terminal Motor Latency.- Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Nuclear Imaging.- Biofeedback for Constipation.- Medical Treatment of Constipation.- Surgical Treatment of Colonic Inertia.- Botulinum Toxin and Other New Pharmacologic Approaches to Constipation.- Sacral Nerve Stimulation.- Surgical Treatment of Rectocele: Colorectal Approaches.- Surgical Treatment of Rectocele: Gynecologic Approaches.- Perineal Procedures for Rectal Prolapse.- Constipation and Rectal Prolapse.- Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Prolapse.- Antegrade Continent Colonic Conduit.- Surgical Treatment of Hirschsprung's Disease.- Chagasic Megacolon.- Surgical Treatment of Puborectalis Hypertrophy.

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  • Illustrations: 125 black & white illustrations, 54 black & white tables, biography