Chapter 9. Surgery of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

  1. Fiona J McArthur-Rouse MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert Ed, RGN1 and
  2. Sylvia Prosser PhD, MSc, BEd (Hons)2
  1. Ian Felstead

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch9

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

How to Cite

Felstead, I. (2007) Surgery of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract, in Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient (eds F. J. McArthur-Rouse and S. Prosser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

  2. 2

    Formerly Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133050

Online ISBN: 9780470691946

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Keywords:

  • large bowel;
  • gastrointestinal obstruction;
  • diverticulitis;
  • hernia;
  • paralytic ileus

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Applied pathophysiology of colorectal disorders

  • Investigations and diagnosis of colorectal disorders

  • Conservative management of GI obstruction

  • Pre-operative assessment, monitoring and preparation for bowel surgery

  • Major surgical procedures

  • Post-operative management and care

  • Anastomotic breakdown

  • Damage to bladder function and sexual dysfunction

  • Self-test questions

  • References and further reading