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Colorectal surgery 

Colorectal surgery
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Colorectal surgery
Author(s):

Matthew D. Gardiner

and Neil R. Borley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204755.003.0005
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date: 23 January 2021

This chapter begins by discussing the basic principles of gastrointestinal embryology, gastrointestinal anatomy, and intestinal stomas,before focusing on the key areas of knowledge, namely abdominal wall hernias, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, colorectal polyps, colorectal cancer, haemorrhoids, fissure in ano, perianal infection and fistula-in-ano, and other anorectal conditions. The chapter concludes with relevant case-based discussions.

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