The 9th Biennial Meeting of the Mediterranean Society of Coloproctology
held in Chioggia, Italy, May 26
The MSCP family is still alive and the Chioggia Meeting was a sound demonstration of its vitality.
The Congress was well organized by Salvatore Ramuscello with the help of his colleagues, Dr Rizzo and Cimino. Many members attended both the Meeting and the Assembly, including the Past Presidents Pavle Kosorok, Ali Shafik and Ioannis Kanellos. The councilors, chaired by the President Manuel Devesa, planned to involve North African countries in the next future and scheduled the forthcoming courses in Egypt, Switzerland, Germany and Italy on various topics, such as intestinal anastomoses, pelvic floor disease, colorectal laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.
Manos Pramateftakis was elected General Secretary for another two years, Biagio Ravo was elected VicePresident and Olfat El Sibai President. She will organize the next (10th) Biennial Meeting in Cairo, Egypt, in 2016. It will be a special Congress as it will celebrate 20 years of life of the Society.
Ferruccio Boffi and Antonio Amato are still the Website Chairmans and Fabrizio Cimino is the new Treasurer.
Techniques in Coloproctology, with its increasing impact factor, will be the official journal of the Society.
Aldo Infantino, Milena Scepanovic, Oded Zmora, Ferruccio Boffi, Giovanni Leone, Xavier Delgadillo and others gave outstanding talks on various topics, including laparoscopic ventral colporectopexy for both internal and external rectal prolapsed, TEM for selected rectal neoplasms, complications after PPH and STARR, guidelines for complex anal fistulae and laparoscopic colectomy.
Each presentation was followed by a stimulant discussion. Fabio Crescenti suggested to perform a multicentric study on recto-vaginal fistulae and Manos Pramateftakis reported his experience on a novel procedure carried out in London, the MRI-guided fistulectomy. Olfat El Sibai reported on her experience with a novel sphincter-sparing low-cost diathermy operation for high trans-sphincteric fistulae, which will be published in Techniques in Coloproctology and Mario Pescatori lectured on a non-invasive semiclosed intervention for anismus and obstructed defecation, i.e. the bilateral partial miotomy of the puborectalis. Andrew Zbar presented his new publishing project Pertinax with the most recent books “The Art of Surgical Proctology” and “Comprehensive Proctology”. Finally, the Society dinner took place at a restaurant on the sea of the Chioggia Lagoon with good food and friendly atmosphere.
Mario Pescatori, MD, FRCS, EBSQ
MSCP Honorary President
MSCP members publish: Mario Pescatori
The volume is authored by a colorectal surgeon with long-standing clinical and scientific experience and is devoted to the management of complications following surgery of the anorectum and the pelvic floor. It is aimed not only at general surgeons, perineologists and, of course, proctologists, but also at gastroenterologists, endoscopists, radiologists and physiotherapists, i.e. those who may be involved in both diagnosis and cure whenever an adverse event, either unpredictable or potentially preventable, causes an intra- or postoperative, early or late, mild or life-threatening complication. Severe bleeding, dehiscence, perforation, anorectal stricture, fecal incontinence, and even caval vein thrombosis, fatal Fournier gangrene and pneumomediastinum may occur after anal surgery. The incidence, pathogenesis prevention and treatment of such events are discussed in detail in 10 chapters with 30 tables, 200 illustrations and more than 1000 references. Both conventional procedures and recent innovations are reported. “Unforgettable clinical cases (complications with litigation)” and “Tips and Tricks” are sections increasing the appeal of this book. The approach is “evidence-based” and holistic, focusing on anorectal problems while taking into consideration whole body-mental unity—showing, for example, that a non-healing perineal wound may be due to hypo-pituitarism, and failure after a re-intervention may be related to psychological distress.
- International in scope, presenting the latest progress in diagnostic and operative procedures
- Covers imaging, clinical physiology, laparoscopy, open abdominal surgery and proctoperineology
- Offers reviews, original articles, technical notes, short communications, and case reports with many detailed illustrations
Techniques in Coloproctology, official journal of MSCP, is an international journal devoted to diagnostic and operative procedures in the management of colorectal diseases.
Coverage includes imaging, clinical physiology, laparoscopy, open abdominal surgery and proctoperineology. Reviews, original articles, technical notes, short communications, and case reports with many detailed illustrations render this publication indispensable for coloproctologists and related specialists.
The journal is strongly recommended to those who wish to be updated on recent developments in the field, and improve the standards of their work.
All MSCP members will receive one-year subscription to Techniques in Coloproctology as part of their membership.
Techniques in Coloproctology is also the official journal of the following societies:
- Italian Society of Colo-Rectal Surgery (SICCR)
- Mediterranean Society of Coloproctology (MSCP)
- Israel Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ISCRS)
- Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association (ECTA)
- Colorectal and Anal Group of the Surgical Section of the Chinese Medical Association.