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 links to the most recent international guidelines and a selection of the most relevant papers from Colorectal Disease are available.

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

Please login to access all material within the resource library and Colorectal Disease papers, or join ESCP here.

As a member of the ESCP, you also have access to the resource library of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCRS), named CREST. Login then sign up for CREST for free here.

Searching the library

Members of the society are able to access all material in the Resource Library using the search function below. The library includes the other ESCP conference presentations, like the free papers, that are not included under the chapter headings.

1: History of the Division of Coloproctology

Photo of colon

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

Illustration showing anorectal fistula

7: Perianal Skin Conditions

8: Pilonidal Disease

Photo showing pilonidal sinus disease with multiple midline pits

9: Fecal Incontinence

Endoanal ultrasound image showing internal and external sphincters

10: Constipation

11: Defecation Disorders

MRI showing a large sigmoidocele

12: Rectal Prolapse, Intussusception, Solitary Rectal Ulcer

Illustration of ventral mesh recto(colpo)pexy

13: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

14: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Ulcerative Colitis

Diagram showing stapled ileal pouch-anal anastomosis

15: Crohn's Disease

Photo of Ileocolic fistula in Crohn’s disease of the ileocecal region

16: Indeterminate Colitis

17: Diverticular Disease

CT-scan image showing uncomplicated diverticulitis

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

21: Appendicitis

22: Benign Tumours

23: Principles of Tumour Classification

24: Genetics

25: Colon Cancer

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

26: Rectal Cancer

Illustration showing rectal cancer

27: Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Anal Cancer

High-resolution anoscopy showing endoanal dysplasia

28: Peritoneal Malignancies and Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases

Photo showing colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis

29: Retrorectal Tumours

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

34: Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Management

35: Chronic Pelvic and Perineal Pain

36: Perioperative Management

Chart showing surgical stress response and perioperative care

37: Intestinal Failure

38: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction


Last update: 17 August 2021