Chapter

Colon

Edited by Christine Norton, Julia Williams, Claire Taylor, Annmarie Nunwa and Kathy Whayman

in Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199298655
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598021 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199298655.003.0014

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Colon

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Structure and function - Appendix - Abdominal bloating - Paralytic ileus - Laparotomy: nursing care - Laparoscopic abdominal surgery: nursing care - Ischaemic colitis - Pseudomembranous colitis - Radiation enteritis and colitis (radiation enteropathy) - Infectious colitis - Pseudo-obstruction - Colonic decompression - Flatus and its disorders - Diverticular disease - Colorectal cancer - Screening for colorectal cancer - Intestinal polyposis syndromes: overview - Intestinal polyposis syndromes: familial adenomatous polyposis - Intestinal polyposis syndromes: Peutz–Jeghers syndrome - Intestinal polyposis syndromes: juvenile polyposis - Intestinal polyposis syndromes: MYH-associated polyposis - Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer - Chemotherapy for cancer of the colon and rectum - Surgical management of colon cancer - Malignant bowel obstruction - Partial and total colectomy - Megacolon and megarectum - Toxic megacolon - Chronic abdominal pain - Irritable bowel syndrome

Chapter.  11438 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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