Colorectal surgery

Matthew D. Gardiner and Neil R. Borley

in Training in Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199204755
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753145 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Colorectal surgery

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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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Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine ; Colorectal Surgery

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