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Author Peña, A. (Alberto), author

Title Surgical treatment of colorectal problems in children / Alberto Peña, Andrea Bischoff
Published Cham : Springer, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 497 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Online access with purchase: Springer (t)
Contents Introduction -- History of the treatment of anorectal malformations -- Basic anatomy and physiology of bowel control -- Prenatal diagnosis -- Neonatal management -- Colostomy -- Imaging -- Bowel preparation in pediatric colorectal surgery -- Recto-perineal fistula -- Rectourethral bulbar fistula -- Rectrourethral prostatic fistula -- Recto-bladder neck fistula -- Imperforate anus without fistula in males and females -- Minimally invasive approach to anorectal malformations -- Rectal atresia -- Rectovestibular fistula -- Cloaca, posterior cloaca and absent penis spectrum -- Cloacal exstrophy and covered cloacal exstrophy -- General principles for the postoperative management of patients with anorectal malformations -- Postoperative evaluation -- Bowel management for the treatment of fecal incontinence -- Operations for the administration of antegrade enemas -- Reoperations -- Urologic problems in anorectal malformations -- Hirschsprung's disease -- Idiopathic constipation and other motility disorders -- Posterior sagittal approach for the treatment of other conditions -- Miscellaneous conditions
Summary This superbly illustrated book on the surgical treatment of pediatric colorectal problems focuses in particular on the specific technical maneuvers that may be considered key to successful results. The presented management concepts are based on retrospective analysis of a database comprising over 5000 patients, more than 2300 of whom have been operated on by one of the authors, Dr. Peña, as lead surgeon over the past 30 years. The full range of colorectal disorders in children is thus covered, from cloaca and fistulas to Hirschsprung's disease and rarer presentations including cloacal exstrophy, rectal atresia, tumor masses, and idiopathic constipation. In addition, chapters are included on topics such as prenatal diagnosis, neonatal management, minimally invasive techniques, recent advances in imaging, and a bowel management program for treatment of fecal incontinence. Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children is eminently a practical book, written with the goal of sharing with the pediatric surgical community the wealth of experience gained from the treatment of such a large series of patients. Clarity, simplicity, and applicability are emphasized throughout. A crucial feature of the book is the very high quality of the illustrations, which include excellent intraoperative photographs. In addition, the reader will have access to instructive videos of procedures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 23, 2015)
Subject Children -- Surgery.
Colon (Anatomy) -- Abnormalities -- Surgery.
Colon (Anatomy) -- Diseases -- Surgery.
Pediatric gastroenterology.
Rectum -- Abnormalities -- Surgery.
Rectum -- Diseases -- Surgery.
Colorectal Surgery.
Form Electronic book
Author Barnes, Lois, illustrator
Bischoff, Andrea, author
ISBN 3319149881
331914989X (electronic bk.)
9783319149899 (electronic bk.)