By Penny Neild
70 pages, 31 illustrations
Gastroenterology encompasses many diseases and treatment procedures that are best explained, and easiest for patients to understand, when shown diagrammatically. Patient Pictures - Gastroenterology provides clear and simple illustrations covering the most common gastroenterological conditions, investigations and treatments.
The gastrointestinal tract
Gastro-oesophageal reflux, oesophagitis and Barrett's oesophagus
Cancer of the stomach (gastric cancer)
Cirrhosis of the liver
Irritable bowel syndrome
Cancer of the colon
Endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract
Barium meal and follow through
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Dilation of oesophageal stricture
Insertion of an oesophogeal stent
Injection sclerotherapy and banding of oesophageal varices
Extraction of gallstones at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
St George’s Hospital, London, UK
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