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Upper gastrointestinal surgery

Matthew D. Gardiner and Neil R. Borley

in Training in Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199204755
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753145 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204755.003.0004

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Upper gastrointestinal surgery

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This chapter begins by discussing the basic principles of gastrointestinal physiology and nutrition in surgical patients, before focusing on the key areas of knowledge, namely gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gallstone disease, oesophageal neoplasia, gastric neoplasia, pancreatico-biliary neoplasia, and liver and spleen disorders. The chapter concludes with relevant case-based discussions.

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Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine ; Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

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