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Intestinal Polyps and Polyposis

From Genetics to Treatment and Follow-up

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1. Auflage, 2009

Nowadays, we are dealing more frequently with the entity of large intestine polyps, as endoscopy and bowel cancer screening programmes are rapidly expanding. Often a single polyp is involved, but more complex situations are also encountered, including the well-defined pattern of polyposis. These situations can fall into a gray area, not only for diagnosis, but also for the correct treatment and follow-up. New developments in pathophysiology and treatment options are leading to new questions. This handbook aims to offer a integrated approach for all physicians (doctors) who deal with these issues, by presenting up-to-date discussion from genetics through treatment, to implications of genetic counseling. It will also help specialists to offer more 'evidence-based' treatments, by implementing the best clinical individual judgement informed by the best current scientific evidence.

Prof. Delaini already edited two volumes: 'Rectal Cancer' (ISBN 88-470-0342-3) in 2005 and 'Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis' ( 978-88-470-0433-7) in 2006.
He is Chief of the Surgery Division of the Policlinic in Verona and has been the first President of the Italian Soc. of Colo-Rectal Surgery.

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