Table of Contents

Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus.
Colonic Physiology.
Anorectal Physiology.
Physiologic Testing.
Endoluminal Ultrasound.
Preoperative Management.
Postoperative Management.
Postoperative Complications.
Anal Fissure.
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula.
Benign Anovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistulas.
Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
Dermatology and Pruritus Ani.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Fecal Incontinence.
Pelvic Floor Disorders.
Anal Cancer.
Presacral Tumors.
Diverticular Disease.
Colonic Volvulus.
Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.
Trauma of the Colon and Rectum.
IBD: Diagnosis and Evaluation.
IBD: Medical Management.
Ulcerative Colitis: Surgical Management.
Crohns Disease: Surgical Management.
Intestinal Stomas.
Constipation and Functional Bowel Disorders.
Rectal Prolapse.
Other Benign Colorectal Disorders.
Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.
Hereditary Colorectal Cancer.
Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Molecular Basis.
Colorectal Cancer Screening.
Colon Cancer Evaluation and Staging.
Surgical Management of Colon Cancer.
The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer.
Local Excision of Rectal Cancer.
Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer.
Rectal Cancer: Locally Advanced and Recurrent.
Colorectal Cancer: Adjuvant Therapy.
Colorectal Cancer: Metastatic (Palliation).
Colorectal Cancer: Surveillance.
Miscellaneous Neoplasms.
Pediatric Colorectal Disorders.
Health Care Economics.
Ethical and Legal Considerations.
Medical Legal Considerations.
Surgical Education.
Continuing Medical Education.
Quality. The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. The Manual also includes anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms. Concise yet comprehensive, The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is very useful for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum.