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Colorectal surgery 

Colorectal surgery
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Colorectal surgery
Author(s):

Peter Webster

, Judith Ritchie

, and Veerabhadram Garimella

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749813.003.0004
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date: 10 August 2020

This chapter seeks to illustrate the interesting and diverse nature of adult colorectal surgery with a number of presentations of both benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus. The cases represent a wide variety of colorectal conditions that most junior surgical trainees will encounter from this specialty electively at outpatient clinic, including constipation, colorectal cancer, fissure-in-ano and fistulas, haemorrhoids, faecal incontinence, and pilonidal disease. Cases also feature emergency presentations commonly encountered on the acute surgical take such as acute diverticulitis, anorectal and pilonidal abscesses, large bowel obstruction, and rectal bleeding. Each case uses a question-based approach to cover relevant information about each complaint, including approaches to investigation and management.

haemorrhoids, anal fissure, constipation, cancer, fistula, anorectal sepsis, rectal bleeding, prolapse, ischaemic bowel

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