Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student has to acquire the knowledges to diagnose the main surgical diseases and do a differential diagnosis among these disease. Finally he has to know the basis of the surgical therapies.
Course contents summary
1)Esophageal diseases: disorders of esophageal motility,esophageal diverticula, esophageal tumor, hiatus hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia 2)Gastric and duodenal diseases: peptic ulcer disease: natural history, treatment and complications, gastric tumors 3)Intestinal diseases: colonic diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, acute appendicitis, colo-rectal tumors, anal diseases 4)Diseases of liver, gallbladder and bile ducts: liver tumors, gallstones, gallbladder and bile duct cancer 5)Pancreas diseases: acute pancreatitis, exocrine pancreatic neoplasm 6)Gastrointestinal emergency: acute abdominal pain, peritonitis and intra-abdominal abscess, intestinal obstruction, intestinal ischemia, gastrointestinal bleeding.
L. Okolicsanyi, A. Peracchia, L. Roncoroni - Malattie dell’apparato gastrointestinale, 4ed, McGraw-Hill, 2008
Assessment methods and criteria