Diverticular Disease of the Colon - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433246602, 9781483162751

Diverticular Disease of the Colon

1st Edition

A Deficiency Disease of Western Civilization

Authors: Neil S. Painter
eBook ISBN: 9781483162751
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 320
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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.

Table of Contents




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'




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