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Surgery of the Anus, Rectum and Colon, 2- Volume Set, 3rd Edition


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Through two previous editions, this landmark reference has established itself firmly as the definitive resource in colorectal surgery. The third edition continues to redefine the field, with its comprehensive coverage of common and rare colorectal conditions, advances in the molecular biology and genetics of colorectal diseases, new laparoscopic techniques, and more. Contributions from international experts on specialized topics and 400 new illustrations ensure that the extensive text is not only current and authoritative, but easy to understand. No other book provides the expertise of a world-class editorial team with the cutting-edge knowledge you need to master colorectal surgery.

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New to This Edition

    • Stay up to date on all aspects of colorectal surgery with new chapters on intestinal failure, critical care, presentation patterns, imaging, perianal dermatology, presacral/retrorectal disorders, diverticular disease, laparoscopic colorectal disease, iatrogenic injuries, fibrin glue for anal fistulas, virtual colonoscopy, colonic stents, nutritional care, and more.
    • Master the latest techniques in transanal microsurgery with a chapter dedicated solely to this complex subject.
    • Apply the newest advances in imaging, pathology, and genetics.
    • Access the latest randomized trials with up-to-date audits of outcome and impact on quality of life.
    • Review today's most authoritative coverage of minimally invasive surgery, risk-benefit analyses of therapies, and the latest literature citations.
    • Better understand the relationship between colorectal surgery and other fields with chapters addressing pediatrics, sexually transmitted diseases, infections, tropical infections, gynecology, and urology.

Key Features

    • Get all the state-of-the-art knowledge you need on common and rare colorectal conditions in one easy-to-read reference.
    • Gain a global perspective on every facet of colorectal surgery with contributions from a "who's who" of American and international experts.
    • Navigate the text quickly with a consistent chapter structure.
    • Better understand operative techniques, imaging, anatomy, and pathology thanks to 5,000 detailed illustrations - 400 new to this edition.

Published Reviews

    "The third edition has undergone more extensive revision with the refinement and incorporation of chapters to reduce any duplication. There are some new chapters such as that on screening for colorectal cancer.
    Seeing the third edition is like meeting a long lost friend again - a most rewarding and enjoyable experience.
    I cannot recommend this text highly enough. The authors suggest that in future it may be published online with more proactive editing to keep it at the cutting edge. A must have!"
    Colorectal Disease - March 2008


    "For colon and rectum surgeons, it will become a classic surpassing in depth, breadth, and style all other currently available textbooks. Although the facts may slowly change with the advance of science, the wisdom and experience captured here will keep me returning to this book for counsel for many years to come." -- NEJM

    "Inevitably such a large text will be perceived as a reference book, but realistically these volumes are a must for every practicing coloproctologist." -- British Journal of Surgery

    BMA Book Awards 2008 - Highly Commended

    "It remains the authoritative text on colorectal diseases: the material is new and not just a simple update of the previous edition. The book production generally good, but I expected colour illustrations and photos, and colour coding for titles and tables etc to make them more readable. Moreover, in this day and age, I expected a CDROM with the book, containing those photos which did not make the book. This notwithstanding, however, every GI surgeon must have this set of books in their collection."

Author Information

    By Michael R. B. Keighley, MS, FRCS, Professor of Surgery, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, UK; and Norman S. Williams, MS, FRCS, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Academic Department of Surgery, St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, The Royal London Hospital, London, UK

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Surgery of the Anus, Rectum and Colon, 2- Volume Set, 3rd Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 2576 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 15/16 X 10 15/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2723-9
  • Copyright: 2008