The close anatomical proximity of the colon, rectum and anus to the gynecologic and urologic organs often results in a disease affecting one of these organ systems to create complications in another. Many colorectal, gynecologic, and urologic diseases, and the management of their complications, necessitate technically-challenging reoperations. Reoperation on this anatomic area is often necessitated by cancer recurrence, adhesive disease, recurrence of pelvic prolapse disorders as well as in the execution of multi-staged procedures.
Divided into three main sections, Reoperative Pelvic Surgery addresses benign and malignant colorectal, gynecologic, and urologic diseases specifically as they are managed in the reoperative setting with a multi-disciplinary emphasis on decision-making, operative strategies, and complications management. Authors discuss important anatomical landmarks, including surgically altered anatomy and function, as well as strategies for the often adhesive nature of the previously operated pelvis. Topics include cancer of the colon, rectum, anus, ovary, uterus, bladder, and prostate, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, rectal prolapse, bowel obstruction, endometriosis, vaginal prolapse, fistulae, incontinence, cystocele, and ureteral strictures. With 200 illustrations and 75 tables, Reoperative Pelvic Surgery will provide a comprehensive resource of technical material not found in standard surgery references. For the colorectal surgeon, general surgeon, gynecologic or urologic surgeon facing the challenges of reoperative surgery in the pelvis, Reoperative Pelvic Surgery will provide the surgeon with the information needed for optimal surgicalmanagement of these difficult conditions.