Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Basics on Hemorrhoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gaetano Gallo, Rosario Sacco, Giuseppe Sammarco
      Pages 3-7
    3. Amy C. Lord, Annabel Shaw, Philip H. Pucher
      Pages 19-33
    4. Carlo Ratto, Angelo Parello, Francesco Litta, Veronica De Simone, Ugo Grossi
      Pages 35-45
  3. Therapeutic Approach to the Hemorrhoidal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Franco Scaldaferri, Fabio Ingravalle, Tiziano Zinicola, Grainne Holleran, Antonio Gasbarrini
      Pages 49-72
    3. Alessandra Bizzotto, Manuela Codazzi, Cristiano Spada
      Pages 73-90
    4. Esther Kreisler, Sebastiano Biondo
      Pages 91-101
    5. Jean-Luc Faucheron, Bertrand Trilling, Pierre-Yves Sage
      Pages 103-111
    6. Alexander Hardy
      Pages 119-128
  4. Outpatient Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Arantxa Muñoz-Duyos, Arantzazu Rada Palomino, Laura Hernández-Giménez
      Pages 131-141
    3. Cosimo Alex Leo, Pramodh Chandrasinghe, Jonathan D. Hodgkinson, Carolynne J. Vaizey, Janindra Warusavitarne
      Pages 151-166
    4. Emile Kwong-Wei Tan, Jia Lin Ng, Choong-Leong Tang
      Pages 167-175
    5. Fabio Gaj, Jacopo Andreuccetti, Ivano Biviano
      Pages 183-189

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive guide to hemorrhoidal disease, the most frequent coloproctological affection. In addition to amply illustrated chapters covering the epidemiology and anatomic, physiologic, and pathophysiologic bases of hemorrhoids, readers will find helpful information on the classification of hemorrhoidal disease and modalities to assess it, as well as their significant impact on the choice of treatment. The work presents a complete panel of all therapies usually adopted to treat this condition and their outcomes, which are critically commented on by prominent specialists. Further, management of the disease in special conditions is also discussed. Lastly, a literature review and evaluation of the impact of different treatments on the patient’s quality of life round out the volume, which is part of the Reference Work series entitled Coloproctology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carlo Ratto
    • 1
  • Angelo Parello
    • 2
  • Francesco Litta
    • 3
  1. 1.Proctology Unit, University Hospital “A. Gemelli”Catholic UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Proctology Unit, University Hospital “A. Gemelli”Catholic UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Proctology Unit, University Hospital “A. Gemelli”Catholic UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53356-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53357-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-817X
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8161
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