Gastroenterology is a critically important specialty in medicine, encompassing
the GI tract and two vital organs - the pancreas and the liver. Gastroenterology:
Clinical Cases Uncovered includes reference to the new JCHMT curriculum for
acute and internal medicine concerning gastroenterology and hepatology and presents
real-life patient cases and outcomes as seen on the wards and in exams leading
students through a practical approach to recognize, understand, investigate
and manage gastroenterological and hepatological disorders and conditions.
Following a question-answer approach, with self-assessment MCQs, EMQs and SAQs, and a ‘refresher’ section on basic science, Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncovered features investigations and the treatment options available for patients with upper and lower GI disorders, liver disease, biliary and pancreatic disease, and problems of nutrition.
Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is ideal for medical students, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme, GP trainees, specialist nurses and nurse practitioners and gastroenterology trainees on the specialty training programme.
Table of Contents
How to use this book.
List of abbreviations.
Part 1 Basics.
Approach to the patient.
Part 2 Cases.
Case 1 A 61-year-old woman with progressive dysphagia.
Case 2 A 52-year-old man with atypical chest pain.
Case 3 A 57-year-old woman with upper abdominal discomfort.
Case 4 A 36-year-old man with upper abdominal discomfort and heartburn.
Case 5 A 27-year-old woman with nausea and vomiting.
Case 6 A 73-year-old man with haematemesis and melaena .
Case 7 A 68-year-old woman with fatigue, weight loss and altered bowel habit.
Case 8 A 23-year-old woman with constipation.
Case 9 A 24-year-old woman with chronic diarrhoea.
Case 10 A 51-year-old woman with acute nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Case 11 A 79-year-old woman with altered bowel habit and weight loss.
Case 12 A 54-year-old man with rectal bleeding.
Case 13 A 66-year-old woman with anaemia.
Case 14 A 64-year-old man with abnormal liver functiontests.
Case 15 A 45-year-old man with acute jaundice.
Case 16 A 53-year-old woman with jaundice and abnormal liver tests.
Case 17 A 53-year-old man with abdominal swelling.
Case 18 A 36-year-old man who drinks alcohol.
Biliary and Pancreatic disease.
Case 19 A 79-year-old man with right upper quadrant colicky abdominal discomfort.
Case 20 A 19-year-old man with acute abdominal pain.
Case 21 A 35-year-old woman with anorexia.
Case 22 A 48-year-old man with an increased body mass index.
Case 23 A 21-year-old student with chronic abdominal pain.
Part 3 Self Assessment.
Index of cases by diagnosis.
The colour plate section can be found facing p.54.
Satish Keshav is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Emma Culver is a Registrar Gastroenterologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.