EMM Coloproctology coverThe Resource Library currently holds presentations from ESCP’s conferences and all chapters of the 2nd Edition of the European Manual of Medicine: Coloproctology.

By clicking on the individual chapters as shown below, members of the society are able to view the different chapters of the manual. Additionally, all relevant presentations from past ESCP conferences as well as ​surgical procedures and techniques, links to the most recent international guidelines and a selection of the most relevant papers from Colorectal Disease are available ​for every different topic within the field of coloproctology.

The knowledge and different topics presented below form the basis of the EBSQ Coloproctology examination.

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1: History of the Division of Coloproctology

2: Anatomy of the colon, rectum, anus, and pelvic floor

3: Physiology of Colon, Rectum, and Anus

4: Haemorrhoids

5: Anal fissure

6: Anorectal abscess and fistula

More procedures/techniques for anorectal abscess and fistula> 

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7: Perianal skin conditions

8: Pilonidal disease

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9: Fecal incontinence

More presentations on fecal incontinence>

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10: Constipation

11: Defecation disorders

12: Rectal prolapse, intussusception, solitary rectal ulcer

More presentations on rectal prolapse, intussusception, solitary rectal ulcer>

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13: Irritable bowel syndrome

14: Inflammatory bowel disease: Ulcerative colitis

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15: Crohn's disease

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16: Indeterminate colitis

17: Diverticular disease

CT-scan image showing uncomplicated diverticulitis

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18: Other colitides

19: Medical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Photo showing 'fat creeping'  phenomenon in the small bowel in a patient with Crohn’s disease

20: Endometriosis

Photo showing endometriotic nodule infiltrating the intestinal wall

21: Appendicitis

CT-scan image showing a calcified fecolith at the center of an inflamed appendix mass

22: Benign tumours

Photo showing lipoma of the colon

23: Principles of tumour classification

24: Genetics

Photo of adenomatous polyps of the colon

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25: Colon cancer

Diagram showing right-sided hemicolectomy with central ligation of the ileocolic artery and the right colonic artery

More procedures/techniques for colon cancer>

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26: Rectal cancer

Illustration showing rectal cancer

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27: Anal intraepithelial neoplasia and anal cancer

High-resolution anoscopy showing endoanal dysplasia

More presentations on AIN and anal cancer>

28: Peritoneal malignancies and colorectal peritoneal metastases

Photo showing colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis

29: Retrorectal tumours

MRI scan image showing a tailgut cyst

30: Stomas and stomatherapy

Diagram of a colostomy

31: Endoscopy: diagnostics, therapeutics, surveillance, new techniques

Endoscopic image showing a colon cancer

32: Anal and rectal trauma

Photo of a prolapsed rectal mucosa, patulous anus, and a scar replacing the anoderm

33: Colonic and rectal obstruction

Image showing dilated bowels due to a large-bowel obstruction

34: Lower gastrointestinal bleeding: diagnosis and management

35: Chronic pelvic and perineal pain

36: Perioperative management

Chart showing surgical stress response and perioperative care

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37: Intestinal failure

38: Abdominal wall reconstruction

Photo showing placement of a biologic mesh during an open abdominal wall repair

More presentations on abdominal wall reconstruction>


Last update: 4 April 2024

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