Frontiers in Colorectal Disease

Frontiers in Colorectal Disease

St. Mark's 150th Anniversary International Conference

1st Edition - March 7, 1986

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  • Authors: R. C. G. Russell, J. P. S. Thomson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192079

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Frontiers in Colorectal Disease presents a compilation of articles from the international conference titled ‘Frontiers in Colorectal Disease’. It discusses the aspects of functional disorders, neoplastic disease and inflammatory bowel disease. It addresses the practical management of a variety of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. Some of the topics covered in the book are the basis of functional intestinal symptoms; nervous control of the gut; physiological reactions of the gastrointestinal tract to stress; visceral pain; mechanisms of flatulence and diarrhoea; pathophysiology of constipation; Arbuthnot Lane’s disease; and megacolon in adults. The results of surgical treatment of constipation are fully covered. The anorectal incontinence of electrophysiological tests is discussed in detail. The text describes in depth the risk factors in childbirth causing damage to the pelvic floor innervation. A retrospective study of the results of post-anal repair is presented completely. A chapter is devoted to the gracilis muscle transposition for anal incontinence. Another section focuses on the magnitude of risk for cancer in patients with colorectal adenomas. The book can provide useful information to doctors, surgeons, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Functional Disorders

    Symposium I—The Basis of Functional Intestinal Symptoms

    Nervous Control of the Gut

    Physiological Reactions of the Gastrointestinal Tract To Stress

    Visceral Pain

    Mechanisms of Flatulence and Diarrhea

    Symposium II—Constipation

    Pathophysiology of Constipation

    Arbuthnot Lane's Disease: Chronic Intestinal Stasis

    Megacolon in Adults

    Constipation: Results of Surgical Treatment

    Symposium III—Anorectal Incontinence

    Anorectal Incontinence: Electrophysiological Tests

    Risk Factors in Childbirth Causing Damage to the Pelvic Floor Innervation

    Results of Postanal Repair: A Retrospective Study

    Sphincter Injuries: Indications For, and Results of Sphincter Repair

    Gracilis Muscle Transposition For Anal Incontinence: Late Results

    Neoplastic Disease

    Symposium IV—Adenoma Surveillance

    Magnitude of Risk For Cancer in Patients with Colorectal Adenomas

    Polyp Follow-Up: How, Who For and How Often?

    Follow-Up After Removal of Colorectal Adenomas and Radical Surgery For Colorectal Carcinomas

    Symposium V—Adenomatous Polyposis

    The Rectum in Adenomatous Polyposis: The St. Mark's Policy

    Familial Polyposis

    HLA and Genetic Marker Studies in Adenomatous Polyposis

    Symposium VI—Carcinogenesis

    Experimental Intestinal Carcinogenesis

    Cancer of the Large Bowel: Human Carcinogenesis

    Genetic Aspects of Carcinogenesis

    Symposium VII—Tumour Markers

    Antibody Markers

    Radioimmunoscintigraphy of Cancer

    Carcinoembryonic Antigen and Recurrent Colorectal Cancer

    Symposium VIII—Staging of Colorectal Cancer

    Clinicopathological Staging of Colorectal Cancer: Has The Time Arrived?


    Clinical Local Staging of Rectal Cancer

    Symposium IX—Local Excision For Colorectal Cancer

    Histological Criteria For Local Excision

    Indications For Local Excision of Rectal Cancer

    Techniques of Local Surgical Excision For Rectal Carcinoma

    Symposium X—Radiotherapy in Rectal Cancer

    Adjuvant Radiotherapy in Rectal Cancer: The MRC Trials

    Pre-Operative Radiotherapy in Operable Rectal Cancer: Interim Report of A Trial Carried Out By The Rectal Cancer Group

    Radiation Therapy and Rectal Carcinoma: The Princess Margaret Hospital Experience

    Symposium XI—Screening in Colorectal Cancer

    Faecal Occult Blood Testing: Sensitivity and Specificity

    A Control Trial of Faecal Occult Blood Screening For Colorectal Cancer: 2-Year Results

    The Feasibility of Large Scale Population Screening

    Dark Red Bleeding As A Marker For Large Bowel Neoplasms: A Pilot Study

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Symposium XII—Ulcerative Colitis: Sphincter-Saving Operations

    Ileorectal Anastomosis

    Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal Reservoir

    Ileal 'J' Pouch-Anal Anastomosis

    Symposium XIII—Ulcerative Colitis: Dysplasia and Cancer Risk

    Dysplasia and Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    The Cancer Risk in Ulcerative Colitis: Surveillance Or Surgery

    Symposium XIV—Crohn's Disease: Special Problems

    Crohn's Disease in Childhood

    Crohn's Disease in Young People

    The Short Bowel

    The Management of Internal Fistulae in Crohn's Disease

    Anal Lesions in Crohn's Disease

    Original Papers

    Epidermoid Cancer of the Anus

    Continuing Experience with Single Layer Appositional Anastomosis in The Large Bowel

    Effect of Adjuvant Chemo- Or Immunotherapy On The Prognosis of Colorectal Cancer Operated For Cure

    Evacuation Proctography in Obstructed Defaecation and Rectal Intussuception

    Intrarectal Ultrasound and Computed Tomography in Pre- and Postoperative Assessment of Patients with Rectal Cancer

    Abstracts for Free Papers

    Abstracts for Posters


Product details

  • No. of pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: March 7, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192079

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R. C. G. Russell

J. P. S. Thomson

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