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 hemorrhage.

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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    14th Annual Congress on Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Hyatt Regency Osaka, Japan
    August 20-21, 2018

    13th Euro-Global Gastroenterology Conference

    Rome, Italy
    September 7-8, 2018

    18th World Gastroenterologists Summit

    Auckland, New Zealand
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    3rd International Conference on Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Disorders

    | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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    6th International Conference on Hepatology

    Osaka, Japan
    October 15-16, 2018

    3rd World Liver Congress

    Abu Dhabi, UAE
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    4th World Congress on Digestive & Metabolic Diseases

    | San Francisco, California, USA
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    Singapore
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    15th World Congress on Gastroenterology & Therapeutics

    Auckland, Newzealand
    March 04-06, 2019

    20th World Congress on Gastroenterology

    Berlin, Germany
    June 17-18, 2019

    World Liver Conference 2019

    Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A

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