John F. Stebbing

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This study reviews the diagnosis and management of a consecutive series of 33 phyllodes tumours of the breast treated at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, between 1981 and 1992. The mean age of patients at presentation was 41 years (range 15-67 years). Tumours occurred equally in each breast and were significantly more common in the upper outer quadrant(More)
Strictureplasty extends the surgical options for the treatment of obstructive Crohn's disease. Over 15 years, 52 patients had 241 strictureplasties at 76 operations with no operative mortality and with septic complications in only two patients (4 percent). Median (range) follow-up was 49.5 (1-182) months. Nineteen patients (36 percent) required a second(More)
Anorectal function after anterior resection may be impaired as a result of reduced luminal capacity in the pelvis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the colonic J pouch neorectum by means of ambulatory manometry. Twelve patients with a colonic pouch following anterior resection and seven healthy controls were studied for a median of 6 (range 6-24) h(More)
A case of massive rectal bleeding in a 38-year-old male patient from a previously unreported source is presented. Multiple microaneurysms affecting the rectum were demonstrated on an inferior mesenteric artery angiogram. The importance of angiography both for diagnosis and potential therapy in patients with continuous active lower gastrointestinal bleeding(More)
BACKGROUND Restorative proctocolectomy is now the operation of choice for the definitive management of ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). METHODS A total of 200 patients (117 male, 83 female) underwent restorative proctocolectomy over a 12-year period. Information in a dedicated prospective database was supplemented by chart(More)
  • J F Stebbing
  • Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of…
  • 1998
Intensive research into the biological roles of nitric oxide has shown that this tiny molecule is of vital physiological significance in numerous organ systems including the gastrointestinal tract, where nitric oxide has been proposed as an inhibitory enteric neurotransmitter. This paper outlines experiments using retrograde neuronal tracing and enzyme(More)
It is an exciting time for all those engaged in the treatment of colorectal cancer. The advent of new therapies presents the opportunity for a personalized approach to the patient. This approach considers the complex genetic mechanisms involved in tumorigenesis in addition to classical clinicopathological staging. The potential predictive and prognostic(More)
Nitric oxide has been implicated as the neurotransmitter mediating internal anal sphincter (IAS) relaxation during the rectoanal inhibitory reflex. However, there has been no direct demonstration of a nitrergic rectoanal neuronal pathway appropriate to mediating the reflex. This study combined retrograde neuronal tracing techniques with enzyme(More)
This study was performed to determine whether nitric oxide contributes to inhibitory non-adrenergic non-cholinergic (NANC) neurotransmission in the circular smooth muscle layer of pig rectum. Smooth muscle strips were mounted for isometric tension recording in superfusion organ baths. In the presence of atropine sulphate and guanethidine, transmural(More)
OBJECTIVE Local recurrence after abdomino-perineal excision of the rectum for tumours has been reported to occur in up to a third of patients in contrast to 4% after restorative anterior resection. METHOD Low rectal tumours were defined as tumours within 8 cm of the anal verge and were treated by either stapled low anterior resection (SLAR) or(More)