Überblick:Pressestimmen “Authored by the individual who has made his life’s work this narrow set of congenital anomalies this is without a doubt the single most definitive book on anorectal anomalies since the landmark work and text of Douglas Stephens. … Anyone faced with the care of these children will find this book a treasure trove … .” (Robert M. Arensman Doody’s Book Reviews October 2015) Buchrückseite This superbly illustrated book on the surgical treatment of pediatric colorectal problems focuses in particular on the specific technical maneuvers that may be considered key to successful results. The presented management concepts are based on retrospective analysis of a database comprising over 5000 patients more than 2300 of whom have been operated on by one of the authors Dr. Peña as lead surgeon over the past 30 years. The full range of colorectal disorders in children is thus covered from cloaca and fistulas to Hirschsprung’s disease and rarer presentations including cloacal exstrophy rectal atresia tumor masses and idiopathic constipation. In addition chapters are included on topics such as prenatal diagnosis neonatal management minimally invasive techniques recent advances in imaging and a bowel management program for treatment of fecal incontinence. Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children is eminently a practical book written with the goal of sharing with the pediatric surgical community the wealth of experience gained from the treatment of such a large series of patients. Clarity simplicity and applicability are emphasized throughout. A crucial feature of the book is the very high quality of the illustrations which include excellent intraoperative photographs. In addition the reader will have access to instructive videos of procedures.