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Emergency Surgical Management of Colorectal Cancer

  • Nicola de'Angelis
  • Salomone Di Saverio
  • Francesco Brunetti


  • Presents decision-making trees and recommendations for best practice at the end of each chapter to facilitate the individual and quick decisions required in emergency situations

  • Includes key-point boxes for each chapter to highlight the most important evidence to bear in mind and to aid the learning process

  • Provides several clinical case studies with abundant imaging, endoscopic, and surgical iconography to allow a concrete reflection on frequent and less frequent situations


Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nicola de’Angelis
    Pages 1-13
  3. Florence Canouï-Poitrine, Claudia Martinez-Tapia, Lydia Guittet, Anne-Marie Bouvier
    Pages 15-29
  4. Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Carmen Payá-Llorente, Arturo García-Lozano
    Pages 31-42
  5. Arezo Kanani, Hartwig Kørner, Kjetil Soreide
    Pages 43-54
  6. Athena Galletto, Laurence Baranes, Sebastien Mulé, Edouard Herin, Melanie Chiaradia, Marjane Djabbari et al.
    Pages 55-68
  7. Federica Gaiani, Franca Patrizi, Iradj Sobhani, Gian Luigi de’Angelis
    Pages 69-80
  8. Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Arianna Birindelli
    Pages 81-89
  9. Erika Picariello, Claudia Zaghi, Paola Fugazzola, Matteo Tomasoni, Enrico Cicuttin, Luca Ansaloni et al.
    Pages 91-100
  10. Elisabeth Hain, Pénélope Raimbert, Magaly Zappa, Yves Panis
    Pages 101-112
  11. Niccolò Petrucciani, Alexis Laurent, Francesco Brunetti, Nicola de’Angelis
    Pages 113-126
  12. Riccardo Memeo, Alessandro Verbo, Patrick Pessaux, Emanuele Felli
    Pages 127-132
  13. Meara Dean, R. Justin Davies
    Pages 137-146
  14. Pim P. Edomskis, Daniël P. V. Lambrichts, Johan F. Lange
    Pages 147-161
  15. Lelde Lauka, Giulio Vitali, Thierry Berney, Nicola de’Angelis
    Pages 189-200
  16. Niccolò Petrucciani, Nicola de’Angelis, Federica Gaiani, Francesco Brunetti
    Pages 201-215
  17. Hayim Gilshtein, Assaf Harbi, Yoram Kluger
    Pages 217-223

About this book


This volume provides an overview of the current evidence-based medical and surgical practice in emergency conditions in colorectal cancer patients. It offers a multidisciplinary perspective, taking into account the specific characteristics of colorectal cancer patients, the necessary pre-operative assessment, the endoscopic and radiological management, and the surgical treatments. Each chapter is supplemented  with tables, figures, key-point boxes, schematic representations, and decision-making trees that serve as easy-to-use tools to apply in the different scenarios requiring acute care. Recommendations for best practice and the main reference articles are included for each topic, as well as numerous illustrated clinical cases with cilnical and empirical evidence regarding the surgical management of colorectal cancer. Specific technical aspects of the different surgical interventions and approaches (e.g., open surgery, laparoscopy, and robotics) are also detailed.
This book is intended for residents and emergency surgeons, as well as all practictioners who treat colorectal cancer patients, such as gastroenterologists, oncologists, and radiologists.


Colorectal cancer Laparoscopic colorectal surgery Colonoscopy Mini-invasive colorectal surgery evidence-based practise

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola de'Angelis
    • 1
  • Salomone Di Saverio
    • 2
  • Francesco Brunetti
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery Unit of Digestive, Minimally Invasive and Robotic SurgeryHenri Mondor HospitalCréteilFrance
  2. 2.Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Cambridge Biomedical CampusCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Department of General Surgery Unit of Digestive, Minimally Invasive and Robotic SurgeryHenri Mondor HospitalCréteilFrance

About the editors

Nicola de’Angelis is a consultant general surgeon with special interest in minimally invasive and robotic digestive surgery. He graduated from the Medical School at the Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy) in 2005 and completed his residency in General Surgery at the Università degli Studi di Pisa (Italy). He trained at the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, AP-HP (France), King’s College Hospital in London (UK), and at the CHUM St. Luc of Montreal (Canada). Since 2012, he has been working at the Henri Mondor University Hospital of Creteil, France. Nicola de'Angelis is associate professor of digestive surgery at the University of Paris XII, UPEC. He is a member of the faculty of the European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS) and director of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Fellowship in "Gastrointestinal Emergencies and Robotic Surgery". 

Salomone Di Saverio is a consultant Colorectal and Emergency surgeon who is working from January 2018 in the Colorectal Unit of Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust in UK, performing both elective and Emergency general surgery and colorectal cancer procedures. He was previously from January 2010 to December 2017 a Team Leader Consultant in Acute Care andTrauma Surgery and in General Surgery; ha was Clinical Head of Laparoscopy in Trauma Surgery at the Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center Maggiore Hospital Bologna from 2015; he has been Vice-Chairman of the Trauma Surgery Unit from 2013 to 2017. He has performed more than 4500 major surgical procedures, mainly as first operator, with more than 1500 procedures done laparoscopically/Minimally invasive surgery. He has described and published several original or innovative surgical techniques in both open and laparoscopic surgery in major surgical journals. He has been grated full professorship status in General Surgery by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research in April 2017 and is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is member of the 2018 ESCP Guidelines committee for management of Acute Diverticulitis in the group 6 of experts for Technical aspects

Francesco Brunetti is a general surgeon specialized in digestive and emergency surgery. He graduated from the Medical School at the Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" (Italy) and trained at the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, AP-HP (France). He is currently head of the gastrointestinal surgery program at the Henri Mondor University Hospital of Creteil, France. He is member of the editorial board of the World Society of Emergency Surgery.

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 “This is very clearly written for senior residents, fellows, or practicing acute care surgeons. … The book covers all aspects of the care of patients with colorectal cancer in an emergency setting. … This is a nice book. It is thorough and complete in its review of this topic. There is a great deal of good information on the different issues acute care surgeons may encounter with this population/pathology.” (Peter Nau, Doody's Book Reviews, September 13, 2019)