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Colorectal Disease publishes original research in any discipline relating to colorectal pathology. The journal features review articles, discussions of current controversies, and clinical, diagnostic and selected basic science research. Colorectal Disease is for surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists and health professionals who care for patients with diseases of the lower GI tract.


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Editor's Choice:

An article from each issue of Colorectal Disease is selected as Editor's Choice, and an accompanying commentary is written by one of the Associate Editors. All are available to read FREE online:

January 2024
Mesh mediated fascial traction in the management of the open abdomen: A video vignette
Elena Schembari, Carl Richardson, Andrew T. King, David M. Layfield

December 2023
The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland guideline on the management of anal fissure
Katie L. R. Cross, Steven R. Brown, Jos Kleijnen, James Bunce, Melanie Paul, Sophie Pilkington, Oliver Warren, Oliver Jones, Jon Lund, Henry J. Goss, Michael Stanton, Tatenda Marunda, Artaza Gilani, L. Wee Sing Ngu, Philip Tozer

November 2023
Understanding patients' perspectives when unprepared for the emergence of a parastomal bulge—a qualitative study
Marianne Krogsgaard, Pia Dreyer, Thordis Thomsen

October 2023
A survey of treatment preferences of UK surgeons in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease
Matthew J. Lee, Emily B. Strong, Jon Lund, Dan Hind, Steven R. Brown, the PITSTOP Management Group

September 2023
Poor outcomes in patients with sepsis undergoing emergency laparotomy and laparoscopy are attenuated by faster time to care measures
Natthaya Eiamampai, Euan A. Ramsay, Roy L. Soiza, David A. McDonald, Susan J. Moug, Phyo K. Myint

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Video of the Month for January is Restorative Proctocolectomy & IPAA for Right Colonic Cancer on FAP:


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