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August 21, 1954

Atlas of Operative Technic: Anus, Rectum, and Colon.

JAMA. 1954;155(17):1544. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690350086041

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This atlas affords a display of surgical procedures by the inclusion of numerous illustrations; 133 pages are devoted to drawings. The introductory portion covers surgical anatomy of the anorectum, preoperative and postoperative care for anorectal surgery, anesthesia, basic instrument set-up for anorectal operations, surgical anatomy of the colon, preoperative and postoperative care for colonic surgery, and methods of opening and closing the abdomen. The main portion is divided into two parts. In part 1, sketches portray technical methods employed to correct malformations of the rectal outlet, cryptectomy, papillectomy, fissurectomy, incision and drainage of ischiorectal and other types of abscesses, fistulectomy, repair of rectovaginal fistula, surgical treatment of anal pruritus, hemorrhoidectomy, injection treatment of hemorrhoids, management of intraluminal growths and rectal prolapse, and operations for anal stenosis, incontinence, and pilonidal disease. Part 2 portrays the standard abdominal surgical procedures that are used to correct various conditions that involve the colon. The

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