Oesophagus and stomach

Edited by Christine Norton, Julia Williams, Claire Taylor, Annmarie Nunwa and Kathy Whayman

in Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199298655
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598021 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Oesophagus and stomach

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Structure and function - Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) - Dyspepsia (indigestion) - Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease - Oesophagitis - Key drug treatment for dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and related pathology - Barium swallow/meal - Oesophageal manometry - 24-h ambulatory pH monitoring - Oesophageal cancer - Barrett's oesophagus - Bolus obstruction (food/foreign bodies) - Oesophageal rings and webs - Oesophageal and gastric varices - Oesophageal diverticula - Oesophageal spasm - Mallory–Weiss tears - Achalasia - Nausea and vomiting - Hiatus hernia - Haematemesis - Gastroenteritis - Gastritis - Gastric ulceration - Helicobacter pylori - Pyloric stenosis - Gastric cancer - Gastric dumping syndrome - Gastric polyps

Chapter.  7719 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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