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What is appropriate follow-up for the patient with colorectal cancer?
An intensive follow-up regimen is proposed, based on a knowledge of the patterns and timing of recurrence, the relative merits of the investigational modalities available and the assumption that at some point earliest detection and subsequent therapy will improve survival. Expand
Surgical treatment for constipation.
It is evident that the understanding of the pathophysiology underlying the causes of constipation remains incomplete. In some areas, capacity to identify abnormalities has outstripped the ability toExpand
Staging: what makes sense? Can the pathologist help?
The use of endorectal ultrasound in the preoperative clinical staging of rectal cancer is reviewed and the importance of surgical resection margins, lymph node retrieval rates, and tumor markers is discussed. Expand
Surgical approaches to anal incontinence.
For patients who fail all therapeutic options, a stoma will provide a better lifestyle than coping with the consequences of faecal incontinence, and post-anal repair is advocated for patients with a poorly functioning sphincter with an obtuse anorectal angle. Expand