Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Digestive System

Recent Advances

Edited by Xingshun Qi

General Hospital of Northern Theater Command


Sam Koruth

Lourdes Hospital

The book focuses on the recent advances in the digestive system. It is composed of 3 sections: gastrointestinal duct, liver, and biliary system. There are 9 chapters: peptic ulcers; mid-gastrointestinal bleeding; gastrointestinal manifestations of IgA vasculitis; biomechanics of intestinal contractions; evaluation of serum sodium change after terlipressin in cirrhosis; history and background of biliary system; gallbladder carcinoma; ERCP for cholecysto-choledocholithiasis; and cystic artery variations and associated vascular complications in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The knowledge presented in this book should be valuable for family physicians, internists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists, radiologists, and pathologists who are interested in digestive diseases to guide the clinical practice and management. This book should be also useful for patients and their relatives to better understand the digestive system.

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Digestive SystemRecent AdvancesEdited by Xingshun Qi

Published: January 8th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77789

ISBN: 978-1-78985-140-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-139-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-390-9

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

7387 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Peptic Ulcer Disease

By Monjur Ahmed


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2. Mid-Gastrointestinal Bleeding

By Monjur Ahmed


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3. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of IgA Vasculitis-Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

By Camelia Cojocariu, Ana Maria Singeap, Stefan Chiriac, Catalin Sfarti, Irina Girleanu, Oana Petrea, Anca Trifan and Carol Stanciu


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4. Biomechanics of the Small Intestinal Contractions

By Ravi Kant Avvari


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5. Serum Sodium Concentration in Patients with Portal Hypertension and Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding Treated with Terlipressin: A Retrospective Observational Study

By Xinmiao Zhou, Lichun Shao, Tingxue Song, Wenchun Bao, Xiaozhong Guo and Xingshun Qi


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6. Prologue: Biliary System - History and Background

By Sam Koruth and Sooraj Sankar


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7. Gall Bladder Carcinoma: Clinical Presentations and Different Modalities of Treatment

By Wala Ben Kridis, Nabil Toumi, Jamel Daoud, Afef Khanfir and Mounir Frikha


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8. Intraoperative ERCP for Management of Gallbladder and Common Bile Duct Stones

By Ahmed Abdelraouf Elgeidie


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9. Cystic Artery Variations and Associated Vascular Complications in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

By Pankaj Prasoon, Tomohiro Katada, Kohei Miura, Yuki Hirose, Jun Sakata and Toshifumi Wakai


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