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The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Beck, D.E., Wexner, S.D., Hull, T.L., Roberts, P.L., Saclarides, T.J., Senagore, A.J., Stamos, M.J., Steele, S.R. (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2014, XVII, 1005 p. 299 illus., 91 illus. in color.

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  • Only manual in colorectal surgery to include ASCRS Practice Guidelines
  • Richly illustrated with anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms
  • All chapters are written and abstracted by experts in their fields

The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. The Manual also includes anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms.


Concise yet comprehensive, The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is very useful for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Surgery

Table of contents 

Chapter 1

Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus

José Marcio Neves Jorge and Angelita Habr-Gama


Chapter 2      

Colonic Physiology

Ursula M. Szmulowicz and Tracy L. Hull


Chapter 3      

Anorectal Physiology

Richard E. Karulf


Chapter 4      

Physiologic Testing

Anders F. Mellgren


Chapter 5      


Charles B. Whitlow


Chapter 6      


Jaime L. Bohl and Alan E. Timmcke


Chapter 7      

Endoluminal Ultrasound

Donald G. Kim and W. Douglas Wong†


Chapter 8

Preoperative Management

Janice F. Rafferty


Chapter 9

Postoperative Management

Sharon L. Stein and Conor P. Delaney


Chapter 10    

Postoperative Complications

David W. Dietz


Chapter 11    


Marc Singer


Chapter 12    

Anal Fissure

Rocco Ricciardi, Sharon L. Dykes, and Robert D. Madoff


Chapter 13

Anorectal Abscess and Fistula

Carol-Ann Vasilevsky


Chapter 14    

Benign Anovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistulas

David A. Etzioni and Ann C. Lowry


Chapter 15    

Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Harry T. Papaconstantinou and J. Scott Thomas


Chapter 16    

Dermatology and Pruritus Ani

Charles O. Finne and John R. Fenyk


Chapter 17    

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Charles B. Whitlow, Lester Gottesman, and Mitchell A. Bernstein


Chapter 18    

Fecal Incontinence

Dana R. Sands and Mari A. Madsen


Chapter 19    

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Patrick Y. H. Lee and Guillaum Meurette


Chapter 20    

Anal Cancer

Mark Lane Welton and Nalini Raju


Chapter 21    

Presacral Tumors

Eric J. Dozois and Maria Dolores Herreros Marcos


Chapter 22    

Diverticular Disease

Alan G. Thorson and Jennifer S. Beaty


Chapter 23    

Colonic Volvulus

Jan Rakinic


Chapter 24    

Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Craig A. Reickert and Melissa Times


Chapter 25    


Michael J. Snyder


Chapter 26    

Trauma of the Colon and Rectum

David B. Hoyt and Michael E. Lekawa


Chapter 27    

IBD: Diagnosis and Evaluation

Walter A. Koltun


Chapter 28    

IBD: Medical Management

Bruce E. Sands


Chapter 29    

Ulcerative Colitis: Surgical Management

Zuri Murrell and Phillip Fleshner


Chapter 30    

Crohn’s Disease: Surgical Management

Scott A. Strong


Chapter 31    

Intestinal Stomas

Laurence R. Sands and Floriano Marchetti


Chapter 32    

Constipation and Functional Bowel Disorders

Madhulika G. Varma and Brooke H. Gurland


Chapter 33    

Rectal Prolapse

Steven Mills


Chapter 34    

Other Benign Colorectal Disorders

Justin A. Maykel and Scott R. Steele


Chapter 35    

Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Tonia Young-Fadok


Chapter 36    


Paul E. Wise


Chapter 37    

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

James Church


Chapter 38    

Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Molecular Basis

Harvey G. Moore, Nancy N. Baxter, and Jose G. Guillem


Chapter 39    

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Jason F. Hall and Thomas E. Read


Chapter 40    

Colon Cancer Evaluation and Staging

Eric G. Weiss


Chapter 41    

Surgical Management of Colon Cancer

Matthew Mutch and Christina Cellini


Chapter 42    

The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer

Susan L. Gearhart and Jonathan E. Efron


Chapter 43    

Local Excision of Rectal Cancer

Peter A. Cataldo


Chapter 44    

Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer

Ronald Bleday and Nelya Brindzei


Chapter 45    

Rectal Cancer: Locally Advanced and Recurrent

Robert R. Cima


Chapter 46    

Colorectal Cancer: Adjuvant Therapy

Kelli Bullard Dunn and Judith L. Trudel


Chapter 47    

Colorectal Cancer: Metastatic (Palliation)

Elisabeth C. McLemore and Sonia Ramamoorthy


Chapter 48    

Colorectal Cancer: Surveillance

Nadav Dujovny and Jon S. Hourigan


Chapter 49    

Miscellaneous Neoplasms

Robin P. Boushey and Husein Moloo


Chapter 50    

Pediatric Colorectal Disorders

Marc A. Levitt and Alberto Peña


Chapter 51    

Health Care Economics

David A. Margolin and Lester Rosen


Chapter 52    

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Ira J. Kodner, Mark Siegler, Daniel M. Freeman, and William T. Choctaw


Chapter 53    

Medical Legal Considerations

Michael J. Meehan


Chapter 54    

Surgical Education

David J. Schoetz


Chapter 55    

Continuing Medical Education

Martin Luchtefeld


Chapter 56    


Formosa Chen, Hiroko Kunitake, Elise Lawson, Joan Ryoo, and Clifford Y. Ko

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