Items tagged “gastroenterology”

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Oesophageal perforation

Oesophageal perforation is a rare but serious medical emergency with a very high mortality rate, especially if the diagnosis is delayed. Epidemiology Most patients are in their 60s with a slight male predominance 5.  Clinical presentation If a perforation is not detected during the procedure...
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Lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is defined as that occurring distal to the ligament of Treitz (i.e. from the jejunum, ileum, colon, rectum or anus) and presenting as either haematochezia (bright red blood/clots or burgundy stools) or melaena. Epidemiology The incidence of LGIB is only o...
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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a diagnostic and interventional procedure technique using both endoscopy and fluoroscopy for examination and intervention of the biliary tree and pancreatic ducts. It is typically performed by doctors with endoscopic qualifications (e.g. g...
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Upper gastrointestinal bleeding: gastric ulcer

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Henry Knipe
Published 25 Sep 2015
100% complete
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N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate pulmonary embolism and left adrenal venous infarction

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Chris O'Donnell
Published 20 Jan 2016
95% complete
CT
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Ulcerative colitis

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Henry Knipe
Published 19 Jan 2016
77% complete
CT
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Bleeding peptic ulcer

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Henry Knipe
Published 02 Mar 2016
95% complete
CT
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Jejunoileal fold pattern reversal

Jejunoileal fold pattern reversal (a.k.a. jejunisation of the ileum) is one of the signs of coeliac disease, and is seen on small bowel follow-through studies as well as CT. The pattern is one of increased number of ileal folds and reduced number of jejunal folds 1,2, and is considered positive ...
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Complications post optical colonoscopy

Complications post optical colonoscopy are most commonly assessed by CT if patients present with abdominal symptoms post colonoscopy. Complications include: bowel perforation (most common) pneumoperitoneum pneumoretroperitoneum pneumomediastinum pneumothorax lower gastrointestinal haemorrh...

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