Über den Autor
Brendan Moran MCh FRCSI FRCS is a Consultant Surgeon at Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Southampton University, UK Richard John Heald OBE CBE MChir FRCS is Professor of Surgery and Clinical Director of the Pelican Cancer Foundation, Southampton University, UK and President of the Colostomy Association
1. Introduction/Historical perpectives / 2. Anatomy/Embryology of the Rectum / 3. Clinical Ultrasound / 4. MRI staging of rectal cancer / 5. Radiological staging for sytemic disease / 6. Pre-operative RT/CRT / 7. Anterior Resection / 8. Abdominoperineal Excision / 9. Laparoscopic Surgery / 10. Robotic Surgery / 11. Local Excision/TEM / 12. Pathological Assessment / 13. Assessment/Management of Recurrence / 14. Lateral Pelvic Sidewall Nodes / 15. Stoma Defunctioning / 16. Quality of Life AR/APE
Total mesorectal excision (TME) is established as the international "gold-standard" technique for the treatment and management of colorectal cancer. Devised over 20 years ago by the editors, they have pioneered, developed and popularised this surgical procedure for patients.
The Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision incorporates state of the art pre-operative staging, pre-operative radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in selected cases, optimal surgical excision by TME surgery and quality control and audit of outcomes by detailed pathological assessment of the resected specimen.
The manual is written with full support of the Pelican Foundation. Formed in 2000 the Foundation was based around the pioneering work in bowel cancer surgery by the authors and colleagues in Basingstoke. Surgery remains the most effective cure for cancer, the majority of cancer patients require surgery and bowel cancer can often be cured through early surgical intervention. The majority of medical research today is looking for the magic bullet that will cure all cancers tomorrow. Pelican is about curing cancer today through research, training and treatment.
With contributions from world leaders in TME, this manual brings together the multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer aided by high quality colour illustrations.