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Upper gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery 

Upper gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery
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Upper gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery
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10.1093/med/9780199681907.003.0042
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter reviews upper gastrointestinal surgery (UGI) for diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, gall bladder and biliary system, and the duodenum as well as an overlap with hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery. It highlights ‘places to be’ to see UGI conditions including the emergency department, radiology, ward, theatre, and intensive therapy unit, and radiology and endoscopy procedures to see. Common UGI conditions are discussed including oesophageal dysmotility and cancer, hiatus hernia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and gastric cancer. There is a helpful section detailing bariatric surgery with appropriate information for a medical student. It also discusses HPB conditions such as gallstone disease, biliary colic, and acute pancreatitis. It also reviews pancreatic operations such as Whipple’s procedure. This chapter includes good pictorial guidance and is written for both those looking to apply for medicine, and those in medical school.

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