Diverticular Disease of the Colon: A Deficiency Disease of Western Civilization presents a study of colonic physiology and the symptoms of colonic diverticulosis and diverticulitis. The book also discusses the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease and its treatment by dietary means. The monograph is divided into 22 chapters, discussing a wide range of topics that provide greater insight into the diverticular disease of the colon. The book initially provides the definitions and etymology of words used, the history of the disease, and its detection and recognition. Several chapters are also devoted to the examination of the colon; the effect of certain drugs and stimuli to the colon; clinical manifestation and classification of the disease; treatment and prognosis; and the epidemiology and etiology of diverticulosis and its relationship to dietary fiber. This book will be of benefit to physicians, surgeons, epidemiologists, and medical students.
Preface Acknowledgements Foreword Chapter 1 Definitions Chapter 2 The History of Diverticular Disease of the Colon Chapter 3 Pathological Anatomy Chapter 4 The Radiology of Diverticular Disease Chapter 5 The Incidence of Diverticular Disease in the Sexes and in the Young Chapter 6 Factors that have been Considered Responsible for Diverticulosis Chapter 7 The Pressures in the Human Colon in Health and in Diverticulosis Chapter 8 The Effect of Certain Drugs and other Stimuli on the Pressures in the Human Colon Chapter 9 The Segmentation Mechanism of Pressure Production Chapter 10 The Effect of Drugs in Diverticular Disease of the Colon and the Role of Segmentation in the Pathogenesis of Diverticula Chapter 11 The Epidemiology and Aetiology of Diverticulosis and its Relationship to Dietary Fibre Chapter 12 The Clinical Manifestations of Diverticular Disease of the Colon: their Classification, Traditional Treatment, and Prognosis Chapter 13 Uncomplicated Diverticular Disease Chapter 14 Complicated Diverticular Disease: Diverticulitis and Abscess Formation Chapter 15 Complicated Diverticular Disease: General Peritonitis Chapter 16 Complicated Diverticular Disease: Fistula Formation Chapter 17 Complicated Diverticular Disease: Obstruction Chapter 18 Complicated Diverticular Disease: Haemorrhage Chapter 19 Diverticular Disease of the Caecum, Ascending and Transverse Colon Chapter 20 Reilly's Operation of Sigmoid Myotomy Chapter 21 The Treatment of Diverticular Disease of the Colon with a High-Fiber Diet Chapter 22 'Dietary Fiber, Diverticulosis and its Associated Diseases' References Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1975
- 1st January 1975
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