GASTOINESTINAL SURGERY

Diseases and Problems

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Anal Fissure (565.0) Print Section Listen Overview Anal fissures are frequent, simple to diagnose, and often overlooked. A fissure is a longitudinal tear/wound/ulceration between the dentate line and the anal…

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Operative Techniques

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Tamponade Anal Canal Print Section Listen Principle Compression and tamponade of the anal canal in case of acute distal hemorrhage as bridging for stabilization until definitive assessment or procedure is…

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Evaluation Tools

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Liability in Colorectal Surgery Print Section Listen Overview Practice of colorectal surgery opens numerous vulnerabilities for lawsuits: • Failure to timely diagnose disease: eg, colorectal cancer is the second most…

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Symptoms and Differential Diagnosis

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Abdominal Distention Print Section Listen Highlights of the Symptom • Localization/point of origin: peritoneal cavity (ascites, bowel dilation), abdominal wall (hernia, obesity). • Associated symptoms: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and…

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Perioperative Management

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Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Print Section Listen Overview Initiative sponsored by several organizations to improve the surgical care and reduce preventable surgical complications (morbidity and mortality). Linked to pay-for-performance…

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Nonsurgical Management

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Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer Print Section Listen Principle Primary cancer prevention: prophylactic measures to intercept tumor development. Chemoprevention: pharmacologic blocking of intrinsic oncogene- or carcinogen-induced cell proliferation and transformation. Alternatives…

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Anatomy and Physiology

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Embryologic Colorectal Development Print Section Listen Overview Knowledge of embryologic development facilitates the understanding of congenital malformations and many other disease processes. Embryonic period: first 8 weeks; fetal period: from…

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