Atlas of Gastroenterology by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Anthony N. Kalloo, Neil

By Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Anthony N. Kalloo, Neil Kaplowitz, Chung Owyang, Don W. Powell

Exact, top quality photographs are particularly important for gastrointestinal therapy.

The Atlas of Gastroenterology is a gold-standard device that offers experts with an excellent array of pictures masking all aspects of the sector. With endoscopic ultrasonographs, computed tomography scans, magnetic resonance photos, radionuclide pictures, and angiograms demonstrating each medical from liver abscess, to endocrine neoplasms of the pancreas, to motility problems of the esophagus, this atlas is just a must-own source for all gastroenterologists.

Showing the diversity of the most recent imaging applied sciences and incorporating over 1700 full-color photographs, this new version is a perfect instructing software, and the best significant other to the Textbook of Gastroenterology

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Advancement of the scope into the dilated segment revealed a congested, ischemic mucosa (c). 5 The section of an abdominal computed tomography scan shows dilated bowel loops with multiple small air bubbles trapped between valvulae conniventes (“string of beads”). 4 The plain abdominal radiograph shows a partial small bowel obstruction in a patient after capsule endoscopy for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. The dilated loops of the small bowel are surrounded by a decompressed colon, which is opacified by a residual oral contrast used during a preceding computed tomography scan.

Linearly arrayed vascular tissue radially distributed in the antrum looks like watermelon stripes (a). Painless occult gastrointestinal bleeding with anemia in an elderly woman is the most typical presentation. This lesion is amenable to endoscopic thermal ablation, and the lesion shown was treated by argon plasma coagulation (b). 15 Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. This rare syndrome associated with occult gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is characterized by congenitally acquired bluish hemangiomas that may occur on the skin (a) and mucous membranes of the mouth (b) or GI tract (c).

Diarrhea (stool volumes greater than 200 mL/24 h) results from alterations in water and electrolyte transport mediated through changes in intracellular messengers or from unabsorbed osmotic solutes that retain fluid within the intestinal lumen. During inflammatory diarrhea, exudation of plasma from an ulcerated mucosa may add to the fluid loss. Acute diarrhea is defined as having a duration of less than 2–3 weeks and most commonly being caused by infections. Consolidation of the food industry, the increased number of and use of fast-food restaurants and a change in eating habits in industrialized nations has led to a marked increase in foodborne illness and diarrheal disease.

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