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Esophagus and Stomach 

Esophagus and Stomach
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Esophagus and Stomach
Author(s):

Amy S. Oxentenko

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948949.003.0011
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date: 05 December 2019

This chapter has four goals: distinguish between the 3 main forms of dysphagia on the basis of clinical history, and recognize the differences in the evaluation of each; describe the stepwise diagnostic evaluation of a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease; list the common causes of peptic ulcer disease and describe the differences between the invasive and noninvasive tests for Helicobacter pylori infection; and recognize the appropriate order of staging tests for the evaluation of both esophageal cancer and gastric cancer.

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