Each month the European Society of Coloproctology focuses on a different condition or technique to highlight relevant educational resources, research and videos to our members. Content is produced by leading members of the society with particular expertise in each condition or technique.


Louis Banka Johnson

On 8 Dec 2017

We were delighted to catch up with Louis Banka Johnson, Malmoe University Hospital, for Pilonidal Disease month. Dr Banka Johnson has submitted a presentation on 'Extreme Cases of Pilonidal Disease requiring Plastic Surgery.'

Scott Steele

On 7 Dec 2017

Many thanks to Scott Steele of Cleveland Clinic for his contribution to Pilonidal Disease Month on whether to use flaps or not.

Luigi Basso

On 1 Dec 2017

Throughout December, we will be focussing on Pilonidal Disease and the various options for treatment. ESCP are delighted to have Professor Luigi Basso coordinating the month and you can view an introductory video and download other resources here.

Christoffer Odensten in front of hospital

On 21 Nov 2017

Dr Christoffer Odensten, Sunderby Hospital Sweden, is currently coordinating a trial, Use of prophylactic mesh when creating a colostomy does not prevent parastomal hernia: a randomized controlled trial - STOMAMESH. You can view the abstract of this trial here.

On 1 Nov 2017

Ben Griffiths, Head of Colorectal Surgery at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals and Ash Bhalla, Laparoscopic Fellow at Royal Victoria Infirmary, write on parastomal hernia, the béte noire of the colorectal surgeon, whose recurrence rate remains unacceptably high.

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