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Benign Anorectal Disorders - An Update

Alberto Vannelli

Ospedale Valduce

Dr. Vannelli finished his education and general surgical training in Italy before training in colorectal surgery at the National Cancer Institute in Milan, what was widely considered the finest Department of Colorectal Surgery in the world. He is focused on advanced minimally invasive techniques, included multidisciplinary management of patients with colorectal cancers. In 2012, Dr. Vannelli founded Erone Onlus to assist cancer patients and their families.

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Fecal Incontinence Constipation Prolapsing Hemorrhoids Pruritus Ani Anorectal Pain Proctalgia Fugax Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia Anismus Fistula Inflammatory Bowel Disease Sphincterotomy Anal Sphincter Hypertonia

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About the book

Functional gastrointestinal disorders are common disorders that are characterized by persistent and recurring gastrointestinal symptoms, not explained by structural or biochemical abnormalities. In keeping with this definition, this book addresses anorectal symptoms, the etiology of which is currently unknown or is related to the abnormal functioning of normally innervated and structurally intact muscles, or is attributed to psychological causes. Anorectal disorders are a common reason for visits to both primary care physicians and gastroenterologists.

This book reviews the most common benign anorectal disorders, including fecal incontinence (defined as the recurrent uncontrolled passage of fecal material for at least 3 months), functional anorectal pain (three types described: proctalgia fugax, levator ani syndrome, and unspecified), functional defecation disorders (characterized by paradoxical contraction or inadequate relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles during attempted defecation and/or inadequate propulsive forces during attempted defecation), hemorrhoids (an extremely common condition, affecting approximately 10 million persons per year, also called piles, are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins), anorectal abscesses and fistulae (originated from an infected anorectal gland and thought to be a spectrum of the same disease: include Crohn’s disease, radiation proctitis, foreign body, prior anal surgery, infections such as HIV, tuberculosis, or actinomycosis, and malignancy), anal fissures (a linear or oval shaped tear in the anal canal starting just below the dentate line extending to the anal verge).

This title will provide guidelines and treatment options for all patients suffering from anorectal disorders.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 8th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 5th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: January 4th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 25th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: May 24th 2022

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About the editor

Alberto Vannelli

Ospedale Valduce

Born and raised in Italy, Dr. Vannelli did his medical school, postgraduate research and general surgical training in Milan before training in colorectal surgery at the National Cancer Institute and eventually joining the faculty there. Over the 10 years that followed, he played an instrumental role in developing what was widely considered the finest Department of Colorectal Surgery in the world. Currently, he is the Director of the general surgery at Valduce Hospital, Como, Italy. Dr. Vannelli is focused on advanced minimally invasive techniques, included multidisciplinary management of patients with colorectal cancers. Furthermore, his Division is a referral center for colorectal disease and is well known for sphincter saving procedures for rectal cancer and for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). He has participated as a speaker at national and international meetings and has published several publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2012, Dr. Vannelli founded Erone Onlus to assist cancer patients and their families. He collaborates with the School of Specialization in General Surgery at the Emergency Department of the University of Milan.

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