Gastrointestinal Pathology

Track 9: Gastrointestinal Pathology

Gastrointestinal pathology is the subspecialty of surgical pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the digestive tract and accessory organs, such as the pancreas and liver.

The main purpose of the gastrointestinal tract is the transport of food and the absorption of nutrients. Many pathologic conditions of the gastrointestinal tract impair either or both of these functions. The gastrointestinal tract, and especially the colon, is a common site of malignancy. The two main symptoms related to pathology of the gastrointestinal tract are abdominal pain and gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

The four categories of the causes of acute abdominal pain are (1) inflammation, including appendicitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, and diverticulitis; (2) perforation; (3) obstruction; and (4) vascular disease, including acute ischemia and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. The five categories of causes of chronic abdominal pain are (1) inflammation, including peptic ulcer disease, esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic pancreatitis; (2) vascular disease, including chronic ischemia; (3) metabolic disease, including porphyria; (4) abdominal wall pain; and (5) functional causes, including irritable bowel syndrome. The most frequent causes of chronic abdominal pain are functional.

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Related Associations:

USA and Canada: American Gastroenterological Association, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, North Carolina Society of Gastroenterology, Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Florida Gastroenterological Society, Ontario Association of Gastroenterology, Alabama Gastroenterological Society, Comparative Gastroenterology Society, American Neuro-gastroenterology and Motility Society.

European Union and UK: British Society of Gastroenterology, European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates, European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Scottish Society of Gastroenterology, British Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, European Society of Coloproctology, European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group, European Society of Neuro-gastroenterology and Motility, European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology, European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology, Norwegian Gastroenterological Association

Asia-Pacific and Middle East: Gastroenterological Society of Australia, Gastroenterological Association of Thailand (GAT), Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Philippine Society of Gastroenterology, Society for Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Nigeria, Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan.

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