From screening and diagnosis to prevention and treatment, every aspect of gastrointestinal endoscopy as a therapeutic measure is addressed in this volume. The authors are recognized authorities in this field, and in Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy they present a problem-oriented, evidence-based textbook. In each chapter, it cites the key medical literature that can be studied for further reference. The book uses dozens of figures, photographs and illustrations to address the key issues of assessment, diagnosis and options for treatment. The authors present cohesive arguments for the preferred chosen management regime.
Preface: Problem Oriented Endoscopy. Introduction. Benign Esophageal Obstruction. Malignant Esophageal Obstruction and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistulae: Endoscopic Palliation. Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancy: Palliation with Thermal Laser, PDT, Argon Beamer. Endoscopic Screening for Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancy. Acute Non-Variceal Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Endoscopic Therapy of Esophageal and Gastric Varices. Enteral Nutrition. Bile Duct Stones. Biliary Obstruction. Malignant Strictures of the Biliary Tree. Acute Pancreatitis. Chronic Pancreatitis. Benign Obstruction of the Colon. Cancer Surveillance and Screening. Colon Cancer Prevention. Palliation of Malignant Lower Gastrointestinal Disease. The Management of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.