This is the first comprehensive book exclusively dedicated to anorectal physiology and the importance of diagnostic tools in guiding the evaluation and treatment of anorectal dysfunction. Functional disorders, and specifically fecal incontinence and evacuatory disorders, are prevalent in the general population, affecting up to 20% of individuals. As many of these conditions have extremely complex mechanisms, a thorough understanding of anorectal physiology is a crucial element in the surgeon's 'arsenal' to ensure accurate evaluation and to inform treatment.
At this time, there is no other title that specifically addresses all aspects of anorectal physiology, as well as anorectal and pelvic floor disorders, including fecal incontinence and defecation disorders. Specifically, the book provides detailed descriptions of diagnostic methods and treatment algorithms for a range of anorectal conditions, including modern treatment modalities such as sacral neuromodulation.
A unique and comprehensive reference covering all aspects of the evaluation and treatment of anorectal disorders, Anorectal Physiology - A Clinical and Surgical Perspective will be of significant interest to proctologists and coloproctologists, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, gynecologists and all other professionals interested in anorectal physiology. Lucia Camara Castro Oliveira:
Board certified (Brazilian Society of Coloproctology and Brazilian College of Surgeons) colorectal surgeon who completed a research fellowship at the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Florida. Created the first department of anorectal physiology in Rio de Janeiro. Her clinical focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders including fecal incontinence, defecation disorders, and pelvic organ prolapse.