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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Signs of ulcers in the liver in a diagram?

Signs of ulcers in the liver in a diagram?

Ulcer and Liver: Ulcer is a disease of mucosa. It is a crater like lesion that occurs in the intestinal tract such as esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines. Ulcer is not seen in the liver and thus there is no diagram for it. ...Read more

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What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

Many things: Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, infections like helicobacter pylori, crohn's disease. But far more things can upset the stomach without causing ulcers. It depends on the situation. ...Read more

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What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more

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Where are the proximal and distal portions of the esophagus located along the esophagus?

Esophageal anatomy?: Hi Ms KJ ~ PROXIMAL = NEAREST TO MIDLINE OR NEAR THE TOP OR FRONT END DISTAL IS OPPPOSITE AND SO FURTHEST FROM MIDLINE OR THE BOTTOM END OR FURTHEREST AWAY PORTION OR PART.....:-)) Hope that helps! THNKS ...Read more

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What are the primary functions of the stomach, duodenum, and large intestine?

What are the primary functions of the stomach, duodenum, and large intestine?

Digestion: The stomach is responsible for mixing food and preparing it for digestion. The enzymes which break food down into nutrients mix with the food in the duodenum, as does the bile from the liver. The nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. Everything that is not absorbed travels to the large intestine, where water is absorbed, turning the waste from liquid to solid. ...Read more

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What blood vessel supplies the head of the pancreas, the duodenum and the stomach?

What blood vessel supplies the head of the pancreas, the duodenum and the stomach?

Branches-abdom.aorta: Coeliac artery is the brach from front of abdominal aorta beginning at t12, L1 spine level and its 3 branches -left gastric artery, common hepatic artery and spenic artery give the main arterial supply as branches to pancreas, duodenum and stomach -major part.Part of the duodenum , stomach and pancreas are also supplied by superior mesenteric artery , which is a separate branch of abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Duodenal bulb were 2 areas of erosion with erythema and denuding of folds into the second and third portions of the duodenum?

Duodenal bulb were 2 areas of erosion with erythema and denuding of folds into the second and third portions of the duodenum?

H PYLORI?: I would recommend getting copies of your reports and making sure they did biopsied for h pylori. Also blood work for hpylori ig G and IG m and still for HPYLORI x 3 samples And blood work for celiac disease. You may benefit from a ppi like protonix (pantoprazole). And a gluten free diet. WholeApproach.com. Gutbliss.com ...Read more

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What can cause ulcers in the colon?

What can cause ulcers in the colon?

Inflammation!: Most inflammatory diseases of the colon cause ulcers, eg. Uc, crohn's, but also seen with infections, trauma, ischemia ( poor blood supply) and toxic effects of some medications. Ulcers generally mean something has overwhelmed your body's natural defenses and imply something serious is going on. ...Read more

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What does mild erythema of the gastir mucosa in the antrum and body of stomach mean in an egd?

What does mild erythema of the gastir mucosa in the antrum and body of stomach mean in an egd?

Likely normal: Most patients will have some mild erythema in the stomach outlet. Redness of the mucosa represents gastritis, or inflammation of the lining of the stomach that can be reactive to smoke, alcohol, or medications and food. See your doctor for followup and discussion. ...Read more

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Is the colon the large intestine or the whole one?

Is the colon the large intestine or the whole one?

Colon = large intest: The colon is the last 5 feet or so of your intestines, from the rectum to the cecum, and it has altogether different functions, appearance and use than the rest of your intestines. ...Read more

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Where is the duodenum?

Where is the duodenum?

After stomach: Its the first part of your small intestine, right after your stomac. ...Read more

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If they have a gastric ulcer or one in the duodenum, can they have pernicious anemia due to the stomach of duodenum being destroyed somewhere?

If they have a gastric ulcer or one in the duodenum, can they have pernicious anemia due to the stomach of duodenum being destroyed somewhere?

Possibly.: Pa is associated with antibodies that attack cells in the stomach. Besides interfering with B12 absorption, the stomach can develop atrophic gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach that results in the loss of all glandular tissue and scarring of the stomach. But ulcers are not a sign of this, and definitely not duodenal ulcers. The B12 problems come first, other stomach issues later. ...Read more

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What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

Acid Reflux: Not sure what "pre-ulcers" are, but if you are feeling discomfort in that area, contact your physician (pcp) for a diagnosis or referral to a specialist (gastroenterologist) for the proper diagnosis. Until that time, avoid acidic foods and drinks that are acidic, such as fruit juices, coffee, soda and others with caffeine, that produce stomach acid production. ...Read more

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What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

Sjogren's is rare...: Usually small ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, are benign symptoms and are similar to canker sores. They can be caused by viruses, eating too many acidic or sugar-rich foods and candies. If the sores are also in vagina or in GI tract, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Any persistent sore in your mouth should be evaluated by dentist or physician! ...Read more

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Is the pancreas located to the side of the stomach?

Is the pancreas located to the side of the stomach?

Curves rnd duodenum.: This organ curves around the duodenum, which is below and to the right of your stomach. ...Read more

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