Below is a list of Swedish theses in the colorectal field. From 2005 onwards a full version of the theses can be downloaded. Use the search function in your webb browser in order to find a specific word, topic or name.


Emil Pieniowski, Karolinska Universitetet
Aspects of low anterior resection syndrome : prevalence, risk factors and treatment
Handledare: Mirna Abraham Nordling, Caroline Nordenvall, Gabriella Jansson Palmer, Susanne Tumlin Ekelund

Erik Agger, Lunds Universitet
Factors predicting recurrence in rectal cancer
Handledare: Pamela Buchwald, Marie-Louise Lydrup, Fredrik Jörgren

Peter Strandberg-Holka, Lunds Universitet

Perioperative aspects of resection for colorectal liver metastases. Quality of life, performance status and incisional hernia 
Handledare: Christian Sturesson, Gert Lindell, Bobby Tingstedt


Kevin Afshari, Uppsala Universitet
Surgical aspects and prognostic factors in the management of rectal cancer
Handledare: Maziar Nikberg, Kennet Smedh, Abbas Chabok

Henrik Jutesten, Lunds Universitet
On long-term outcome of anastomotic leakage after anterior resection for rectal cancer
Handledare: Marie-Louise Lydrup; Pamela Buchwald, Martin Rutegård

Najia Azhar, Lunds Universitet
New treatment aspects of acute diverticulitis
Handledare: Pamela Buchwald, Johannes Schultz, Marie-Louise Lydrup

Anwar Algaber, Lunds Universitet
MicroRNA-Mediated Migration of Colon Cancer Cells
Handledare; Henrik Thorlacius, Milladur Rahman

Christina Stene, Lunds Universitet
Matrilysin and Synbiotics in Colorectal Cancer Management
Handledare: Louis Banka Johnson, Bengt Jeppsson, Henrik Thorlacius

Daniel Asklid; Karolinska Institutet
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) interventions and outcome from colorectal surgery. 
Handledare:Ulf O Gustafsson, Fredrik Hjern, Klas Pekkari

Rajitha Indukuri, Karolinska Institutet
Estrogen receptor beta transcriptional regulation : a potential mechanism for colon cancer prevention. 
Handledare: Cecilia Williams, Afshin Ahmadian

Harald Söderbäck, Karolinska Institutet
Closing the abdominal wall in high-risk abdominal surgery. 
Handledare:Gabriel Sandblom, Rami Klaff,Ulf Gunnarsson, Per Hellman

Naseer Baloch, Karolinska Institutet
Perineal healing following abdominoperineal excision for rectal and anal cancer
Handledare:Per J. Nilsson, Jonas Nygren,Caroline Nordenvall,Mirna Abraham-Nordling

Aron Onerup, Göteborgs Universitet
The role of physical activity for recovery after surgical procedures

Sofie Walming, Göteborgs Universitet
Rectal Cancer and Quality of Life. Aspects on Communication and Patient Education

Ioannis Gkekas, Umeå Universitet
Mismatch repair deficiency in colorectal cancer: prognosis and prediction for basic treatment strategies


Linnea Hases, Karolinska Institutet
Estrogen signaling in colon inflammation and colorectal cancer. 
Handledare: Cecilia Williams, Amena Archer, Anders Andersson

Jenny von Salomé, Karolinska Institutet
Clinical aspects of Lynch syndrome
Handledare: Kristina Lagerstedt Robinson, Annika Lindblom, Erik Björck

Daniel Kverneng Hultberg, Umeå Universitet
Surgery for rectal cancer: the impact of perioperative factors

Petrus Boström, Umeå Universitet
Rectal cancer: the influence of surgical technique on morbidity, mortality and survival

Simon Näverlo, Umeå Universitet

Stomas from a rural perspective: an evaluation of characteristics, differences and improvement opportunities

Soran Gadan, Örebro Universitet
Long-term aspects of defunctioning stoma following low anterior resection of the rectum for cancer
Handledare: Peter Matthiessen, Rickard Lindgren, Judith Brand, Martin Rutegård


Valentinus Valdimarsson, Lunds Universitet
Liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Different strategies and outcomes.
Handledare: Christian Sturesson; Ingvar Syk

Carl-Fredrik Rönnow, Lunds Universitet
Implementation of Endosopic Submucosal Dissection in a Western Institution
Handledare: Henrik Thorlacius, Ervin Toth, Bengt Jeppsson

Daniel Isacson, Uppsala Universitet
Treatment of acute uncomplicated colonic diverticulitis
Handledare: Abbas Chabok, Maziar Nikberg, Kennet Smedh

M. Ellionore Järbrink-Sehgal, Karolinska Institutet
Epidemiological and pathophysiological studies on diverticular disease in the colon
Handledare: Peter Thelin Schmidt, Anna Andreasson, Lars Agréus, Nicholas J. Talley

Mia Karlberg, Karolinska Institutet
Prognostic factors in colorectal cancer : studies of thymidylate synthase expression, mismatch repair protein expression, tumor budding and t-cell infiltration
Handledare: David Edler, Kristina Stenstedt, Claes Lenander

John Tapper; Karolinska Institutet
Hormones, muscles and oncological outcome in men with rectal cancer
Handledare: Christian Buchli, Anna Martling, Lennart Blomqvist, Stefan Arver

Emelie Karlsson, Karolinska Institutet
Well begun is half done : preoperative physical performance & home-based exercise in older adults undergoing abdominal cancer surgery
Handledare: Elisabeth Rydwik,Malin Nygren-Bonnier,Erika Franzén, Mia Bergenmar

Johan Erlandsson, Karolinska Institutet
Preoperative radiotherapy in rectal cancer : aspects on fractionation and timing of surgery
Handledare: Anna Martling, Torbjörn Holm, Bengt Glimelius, David Pettersson

Johan Tapper, Karolinska Institutet
Hormones, muscles and oncological outcome in men with rectal cancer
Handledare:Christian Buchli, Anna Martling, LennartBlomqvist, Stefan Arver

Adiela Correa Marinez, Göteborgs universitet
Aspects on colostomy construction, complications and stoma function

Jennifer Park, Göteborgs Universitet
Early closure of a temporary ileostomy after rectal resection for cancer

Andreas Jonsson, Göteborgs Universitet
Colorectal Cancer - Evaluation of MMP as a prognostic marker and a model for peritoneal response

Klas Holmgren, Umeå Universitet
Permanent stoma after anterior resection for rectal cancer: prevalence and mechanisms



Amr Al-Haidari, Lunds Universitet
Chemokine-Mediated Migration of Colon Cancer Cells
Handledare: Henrik Thorlacius, Ingvar Syk

Ingvar Sverrisson, Uppsala Universitet
Rectal cancer: Aspects of post-operative complications
Handledare: Kennet Smedh, Maziar Nikberg, Abbas Chabok

Arnar Thorisson; Uppsala Universitet
Acute Colonic Diverticulitis: The role of computed tomography in primary diagnosis, prediction of complications and surgical intervention
Handledare: Abbas Chabok

Malin Enblad, Uppsala Universitet
Colorectal and appendiceal peritoneal metastases: From population studies to genetics
Handledare: Helgi Birgisson & Wilhelm Graf

Richard Bernhoff, Karolinska Institutet
Colon cancer : aspects on surgical treatment and complete mesocolic excision.
Handledare: Anna Martling, Torbjörn Holm, Annika Sjövall, Anders Ekbom

Johan Granlund, Karolinska Institutet
Epidemiological studies on diverticular disease of the colon. 
Handledare: Peter Thelin Schmnidt, Fredrik Hjern, Ola Olén, Filip Sköldberg

Jacob Gehrman; Göteborgs Universitet
Health economic aspects of minimally invasive surgical techniques


Cecilia Högberg            Umeå Universitet. 
Diagnosing colorectal cancer in primary care
Disputation i Östersund 2017-05-19

Lingjing Chen; Karolinska Institutet
Rectal cancer survivorship : work loss and long-term morbidity
Handledare: Karin Ekström Smedby,Ingrid Glimelius, Sandra Eloranta, Martin Neovius

Karin Westberg, Karolinska Institutet
Locally recurrent rectal cancer : aspects on management, surgery and outcome
Handledare: Anna Martling, Gabriella Palmer, FredrikHjern, Torbjörn Holm

Anders Hansson Elliot, Karolinska Institutet
On preoperative treatment selection and magnetic resonance imaging in rectal cancer
Handledare: Per J Nilsson, Anna Martling, Lennart Blomqvist, Bengt Glimelius


Anders Thornell
Laparoscopic lavage - A paradigm shift for the treatment of perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis?
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper
Handledare: Eva Angenete, Eva Haglind
Opponent: Fredrik Hjern

Pia Näsvall
Parastomal hernia: investigation and treatment
Institutionen för kirurgisk och perioperativ vetenskap.
Handledare: Karin Strigård, Jörgen Rutegård, Ulf Gunnarsson, Michael Dahlberg
Opponent: Ingvar Syk
Tillgänglig: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103325

Johan Danielsson
Anorectal Malformations: Long-term outcome and aspects of secondary treatment
Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper.
Handledare: Wilhelm Graf, Urban Karlbom, Tomas Wester
Opponent: Olof Hallböök
Tillgänglig: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241243

Christian Buchli
Rectal cancer : aspects on radiotherapy, androgens and body composition
Institutionen för molekylär medicin och kirurgi.
Handledare: Torbjörn Holm, Anna Martling, Stefan Arver, Kerstin S Fugl-Meyer
Opponent: Paris Tekkis

Jan Svensson
On the treatment of acute appendicitis in children
Inst för kvinnors och barns hälsa 
Handledare: Tomas Wester
Opponent: George Holcomb III, University of Missouri

Deborah Saraste    
Early rectal cancer and screening for colorectal cancer
Inst för molekylär medicin och kirurgi
Handledare: Martin Jansson
Opponent: Professor Robert J C Steele, University of Dundee, Scotland

Malin Mörner
Anaemia, blood loss and colorectal cancer
Inst för klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik 
Handledare: Monika Egenvall
Opponent: Professor Tom-Harald Edna 

Manne Andersson
Structured management of patients with suspected acute appendicitis
Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin
Handledare: Roland Andersson, Conny Wallon
Opponent: Ari Leppäniemi
Tillgänglig: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11376

John Andersson
Laparoscopic surgery as treatment for rectal cancer
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper
Handledare: Eva Angenete, Eva Haglind, Martin Gellerstedt, Ulf Angerås
Opponent: Anna Martling


Folates in the treatment of colorectal cancer
Helena Taflin

Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery Outcome and Pathophysiological Aspects
Mattias Block

Aspects on Minimally Invasive Surgery for Rectal Tumours

Torbjörn Swartling

Experimental and population-based studies on colorectal cancer - Thymidine phosphorylase as a potential biomarker
Elinor Bexe Lindskog

Colorectal cancer: Aspects of heredity, prognosis and tumour markers
Lana Ghanipour
Handledare: Helgi Birgisson, Lars Påhlman, Karin Jirström


Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Aspects of Natural History, Learning Curve, Treatment Outcome and Prognostic Factors
Håkan Andréasson

CYP2W1 in colorectal cancer : aspects of risk, prognosis and future treatment options
Kristina Stenstedt

Colorectal cancer: patients’ and next-of-kin’s experiences and the effects of a psycho-educational program
Emma Ohlsson-Nevo


Low rectal cancer : aspects of surgical techniques and treatment results

Claes Anderin

Aspects on local recurrence after rectal cancer surgery

Karl Kodeda

Colonic Diverticulitis: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspects

Abbas Chabok

Colorectal cancer : aspects of multidisciplinary treatment, metastatic disease and sexual function

Josefin Segelman


Cytoreductive Surgery and Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Patients with Peritoneal Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: Aspects of loco-regional treatment outcome, patient selection, and chemo-sensitivity.

Peter Cashin

Preoperative radiotherapy in rectal cancer - aspects of different regimens.
David Pettersson

Factors Influencing Selection of Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Patients

Nina Cavalli-Björkman



The clinical use of genetic analyses in colorectal cancer

Susanne Tumlin Ekelund

Aspects on Long-term Outcome After Restorative Proctoclectomy

Jonas Bengtson

Rectal Cancer: Surgical Strategies and Histopathological Aspects

Maziar Hosseinali Khani

Aspects of anastomotic leakage, anorectal function and defunctioning stoma in Low Anterior Resection of the rectum for cancer

Rickard Lindgren

The CpG island methylator phenotype in colorectal cancer: studies on risk and prognosis
Anna Dahlin


Aspects of ERAS-care pathways within colo-rectal surgery

Ulf Gustafsson

Risk factors of Tumour Recurrence and Reduced Survival in Rectal Cancer
Fredrik Jörgren

Parastomal hernia: clinical studies on definitions and prevention

Arthur Jänes

Anal incontinence and obstetric sphincter tears

Johan Nordenstam


Prognostic and predictive factors in colorectal cancer
Kristoffer Derwinger

Aspects on local recurrence of rectal cancer

Erik Syk

Locally advanced rectal cancer: Aspects on management, outcome and quality of life

Gabriella Jansson Palmer

Surgery and immuno modulation in Crohn's disease

Pär Myrelid

Tissue remodelling proteases as prognostic factors in colon and rectal cancer
Marcus Langenskiöld

Loco-regional Treatment of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: Survival, Morbidity and Quality of Life

Johan Hansson

Remodelling of extracellular matrix in rectal cancer and preoperative radiotherapy

Eva Angenete


Outcome After Haemorrhoidopexy

Roger Gerjy

On effectiveness in colorectal surgery: mechanical bowel preparation or not in elective colonic surgery and treatment options for elderly patients with rectal cancer

Bärbel Jung

The role of surgeon-performed ultrasound in the management of the acute abdomen

Anna Lindelius


Anal Fistula: Aspects of Aetiology, Diagnosis and Prognosis After Surgical Treatment

Ulla-Maria Gustafsson

Colon cancer : management and outcome in a Swedish population

Annika Sjövall

On Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, Bacterial Translocation and Intestinal Permeability

Peter Mangell

Human colorectal cancer : Experimental staging and therapeutics

Kjell Dahl


Rectal cancer surgery: Defunctioning stoma, anastomotic leakage and postoperative monitoring

Peter Matthiessen

Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: Population Based Survival Analysis and Study on Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer

Helgi Birgisson

Preoperative staging and radiotherapy in rectal cancer surgery

Johan Pollack

Rectal Cancer: Can the Results be Further Improved?

Joakim Folkesson

Aspects of Diverticular Disease

Fredrik Hjern

Abdominal & Pelvic Radiotherapy. Acute Effects on Inflammation, Leucocytes and Collagen Deposition

Louis Banka Johnson

Acute Abdominal Pain

Helena Laurell

Laparoscopic and open surgery for colon cancer. Studies on costa and health related quality of life

Martin Jansson


Slow Transit Constipation - Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment

Erik Lundin

Colorectal Cancer: Audit and Health Economy in Colorectal Cancer Surgery in a Defined Swedish Population

Pia Jestin

On treatment and prognosis in epidermoid anal cancer

Per Nilsson

Haemorrhoids: Aspects of Symptoms and Results after Surgery

Helgi Örn Jóhannsson


Early detection of colorectal cancer

Louise Olsson

Endosonography of the anal spincter in women with particular reference to obstetric sphincter tears

Marianne Starck

Intraperitoneal microdialysis: technique and results

Kjell Jansson

A new life with a stoma and quality of care among patients and their partners
Eva Persson



Surgery and anorectal function in Crohn's colitis

Peter Andersson

Rectal Cancer - Staging, Radiotherapy and Surgery

Anna Martling

On the clinical value of genetic analysis in colorectal cancer patients

Ulrik Lindforss

Studies of prognostic and functional outcomes in surgery for rectal cancer

Mikael Machado

Body composition and quality of life in patients with IBD, ileostomy and short bowel syndrome
Eva Carlsson

Quality of life, sexual function and fertility in patients with ulcerative colitis before and after continence preserving surgery
Ina Berndtsson


Molecular markers and new techniques in the evaluation of colorectal cancer

Claes Lenander

Prognostic factors in colorectal cancer-  aspects of tumour dissemination

Åke Öberg

Surgery and recurrence in Crohn´s disease

Olle Bernell


Colonoscopy. Introduction and development, completion rates, complications and cancer detection.

George Dafnis

Thymidylate synthase expression in colorectal cancer : its role as a prognostic factor and a predictive factor in adjuvant 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy

David Edler


Systemic and Local Inflammatory Mediator Response to Major Surgery

Ingvar Syk 

Neuromuscular function in the normal and inflamed colon. An experimental study in rat
Lars Börjesson



Colorectal liver metastases. Aspects on diagnosis and surgical treatment

Björn Ohlsson


Faecal incontinence: Aspects of diagnosis and treatment

Asbjörn Österberg



Epithelial barrier dysfunction in ileal Crohn's disease

Johan Dabrosin Söderholm


Prognostic markers in colorectal cancer: aspects of proliferation, tumour stroma and genetic changes
Ulf Kressner

Obstructed defecation: aspects of diagnosis and treatment in constipated patients

Urban Karlbom



 Rectal cancer: Aspects on preoperative radiation, surgery and local recurrence

Torbjörn Holm


Colorectal cancer in Östergötland: risk factors, diagnosis, and quality of treatment

Gunnar Arbman


Colonic pouch anastomosis after rectal excision for cancer

Olof Hallböök


Pharmacological and physiological studies on the control of recto-anal motility : an experimental study in cat and in man
Sten Buntzen


Enterocele, rectocele and constipation

Anders Mellgren


Restorative proctocolectomy; Physiological and functional aspects

Thomas Hallgren


 Perioperative predictors of tumor stage and prognosis in colorectal adenocarcinoma

Gudrun Lindmark



Rectal cancer: Aspects of surgery and radiotherapy

Michael Dahlberg



Local anesthetics in the treatment of postoperative paralytic ileus

Gunnar Rimbäck


Restorative proctocolectomy : a clinical and physiological study in patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis

Tom Öresland



Studies on the extrinsic nervous control of distal large bowel motility with particular emphasis on the internal anal sphincter : an experimental study in the cat and in man

Anders Carlstedt


Recto-anal function in man : a manovolumetric study

Sigvard Åkervall



Gastrointestinal application of laser Doppler flowmetry

Kenth Johansson



 Sympatho-adrenergic inhibition of colonic motility : an experimental and clinical study

Bengt Hallerbäck


Nutritional assessment and treatment in Major Colorectal Surgery

Olle Magnusson




Rectal carcinoma: an evaluation of the local recurrence rate, surgery for cure, staging and perioperative radiotherapy

Lars Påhlman


Extrinsic nervous control of distal colonic and rectal motility : an experimental study in the cat

Henrik Hedlund




The outcome of surgery in Crohn's disease

Rolf Hellberg



Neurohumoral mechanisms controlling large intestinal blood flow and motility : an experimental investigation in the cat

Svante Nordgren


Before 1980

Systemic Prophylaxis in Colorectal Surgery – A clinical study with special reference to doxycycline

Henning Höjer

Intestinal blood flow in man

Jacob Lindhagen

Malnutrition and malabsorption in Crohn's disease : a clinical study with reference to the effects of surgery
Sten Filipsson


On colorectal polyps and carcinoma with special reference to their interrelationship

Göran Ekelund


The effect of bradykinin on gastrointestinal motility and circulation : an experimental investigation in the cat


Stig Fasth

Extrinsic nervous control of colonic motility and blood flow : an experimental study in the cat
Leif Hultén


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