This textbook covers the entire spectrum of both benign and malignant gastrointestinal disorders. It is unique in its multidisciplinary approach and focuses on practical issues in day-to-day clinical care. The complexity of novel diagnostic modalities and the great variety in therapeutic options, both medically and surgically, require an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, each topic in this textbook is first discussed by two gastroenterologists and subsequently by two digestive surgeons. If appropriate, interventional radiologists, internists and pathologists have also contributed. Specific subchapters on gastrointestinal malignancies have been added, written by medical and radiation oncologists. Nowadays, many hospitals and medical schools change their infrastructure from discipline-oriented to patient-/disease-oriented. In fact, this textbook describes what the medical gastroenterologist should know about surgical gastroenterology and vice-versa. A large number of drawings in full color helps the reader to get a clear picture of many technical procedures.
Motility disorders of the proximal gastrointestinal tract Gastroesophageal reflux disease Cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction Gastric and duodenal ulcers Malignant gastrointestinal lymphomas Gastric cancer Morbid obesity Gallstone disease Acute pancreatitis Chronic pancreatitis Cancer of the pancreas and biliary tract Liver tumors Liver cysts and abscesses Liver transplantation Inflammatory bowel disease Vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract Appendicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease Diverticular disease Motility disorders of the distal gastrointestinal tract Fecal incontinence Proctological disorders Perianal fistulas Neuro-endocrine tumors Colorectal cancer Intestinal stomas and ostomy care Gastrointestinal bleeding Blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma Laparoscopic surgery Adverse effects of chemo-radiotherapy Bowel preparation Antimicrobial prophylaxis and therapy Diarrhea Short bowel syndrome and small bowel transplantation Enteral and parenteral feeding Severe surgical sepsis and peritonitis Pediatric disorders of the proximal gastrointestinal tract Pediatric disorders of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas Pediatric disorders of the distal gastrointestinal tract Pain management in gastrointestinal disorders Molecular biology of gastrointestinal tumors Index
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