Anorectal and Colonic Diseases: A Practical Guide to Their by Felix Aigner, Helga Fritsch (auth.), Jean-Claude R. Givel,

By Felix Aigner, Helga Fritsch (auth.), Jean-Claude R. Givel, Neil Mortensen, Bruno Roche (eds.)

This completely revised and enlarged re-creation deals concise and well-structured chapters each one focussing at the medical, diagnostic, and healing features of a as a rule encountered by means of the coloproctologist and gastroenterological health care provider, who're confronted with progressively more specific and particular remedy modalities. the excellent, but easy-to-read, info during this useful consultant on either universal and infrequent anorectal and colonic illnesses is very very important for either the practitioner, who must be aware of all of the attainable modalities of conservative and surgical procedure, and the doctor, who must adapt his surgery to the scientific and anatomical findings. particular guidance are given and surgical ideas illustrated. each one bankruptcy is done with updated references and a self-assessment quiz.

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23 Transanal Ultrasonography and MRI . . . 23 Rectal Capacity, Distensibility and Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Anal Sensation . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Colorectal Transit Time . . . . . . . . . 24 Colorectal Emptying . . . . . . . . . . 25 Defecography . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Anal Continence and Normal Bowel Movements . . . . . . 27 Practical Guidelines for Use of Tests of Incontinence and Constipation .

17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Cook IJ, Furukawa Y, Panagopoulos V, et al (2000) Relationships between spatial patterns of colonic pressure and individual movements of content. Am J Physiol 278:G329–G341 Daniel EE, Berezin I (1992) Interstitial cells of Cajal are they major players in control of gastrointestinal motility. J Gastrointest Motil 4:1–24 Denny-Brown D, Robertson EG (1935) An investigation of the nervous control of defecation. Brain 58:256–310 Duthie HL, Bennet RC (1963) The relation of sensation in the anal canal to the functional anal sphincter: a possible factor in anal continence.

27 Constipation or Obstructed Defecation . . 27 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Colonic Motility Contractions are either phasic or tonic [16]. Phasic colonic contractions last a few seconds and cause elevated intraluminal pressure [16, 26]. They are single, nonpropagating contractions or mass contractions. Single, nonpropagating contractions occur very frequently and include shorter or longer segments of the colon [8, 31]. The main function of these contractions is to mix the colonic luminal content, thereby promoting absorption, or to move the colonic content over a small distance [8].

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