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Upper gastrointestinal surgery 

Upper gastrointestinal surgery
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Upper gastrointestinal surgery
Author(s):

Matthew D. Gardiner

and Neil R. Borley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204755.003.0004
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date: 22 February 2020

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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