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Digestive system


Study, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders and malate as diseases of the liver (hepatology) Malta pancreas (pancreatic-biliary pathology) inflammation of the stomach, the intestines and colon via endoscopy.

Techniques of Endoscopy

All in hospital environment, some require payment 24 hours

Fibrogastroduodenoscopia diagnostic and therapeutic (with profolol and anesthetist)

-Biopsy of the small intestine and
-Esophageal varices-Sclerosis
-Placing esophageal varices-bands
-Sangrants-sclerosis lesions
-Endoscopic polypectomy
-Fulguration-argon-plasma vascular lesions, tumors, etc. showing up of pre.
-Esophageal dilatation-stenosis.
-Achalasia, pneumatic dilations
-Removing foreign bodies esophagus.
-Placing metal clips for hemostasis or as markers for subsequent resection
-Intragastric balloon placement
-Esophageal prosthesis placement

Fibrocolonoscopy diagnostic and therapeutic (and propofol with anesthetist)

-Colonic biopsy
-Fulguration, vascular lesions, tumors or showing up of pre etc..
-Sangrants-sclerosis lesions
-Pre-dilatation-cutter stenosed lesions after surgery or neoplastic
-Tatuatjes with Chinese ink-injury suspitoses for monitoring subsequent endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical resection

Screening programs and detection of colorectal cancer (CRC)

-The majority of colorectal cancers come from polyps of the colon previously undiagnosed.
-The prevalence of polyps increases with age.
Since the 50-year prevalence of polyps is 25%, in 75-80 years is 50%.
-The best proof that the polyps are premalignant is demonstrating that endoscopic polypectomy has reduced the incidence of CRC.
-The best diagnostic technique for the detection and treatment of polyps of the colon is colonoscopy.



Most polyps do not give symptoms sometimes suspicion will be mucus or stool with some blood in it.

In principle, most colon polyps are benign at the time of diagnosis and treatment.

The possibility of partial or complete malignant transformation depends on the size, shape and histological structure of it.

Yes, of different sizes, in different places and histological characteristic of the gut gros.Per is therefore important that colonoscopy is complete and adequate preparation to achieve a good colon cleansing

0 The risk in medicine as in any activity of daily living exesteixen not, the risks are minimal and controlled by the care staff. Consent is given a sheet with information about the technique and its complications before performing colonoscopy.

Usually after age 50 if there is no first-degree relatives (parent or siblings) with a history of polyps or colorectal cancer.

It considers every 5-10 years if no polyps were found and there are no first-degree relatives with antecents polyps or colorectal cancer.

If diagnosis and resection of one or more polyps, the period for the next review will be shorter and will depend on the size, number and histological characteristics of them, inform your doctor recommended time.

Generally yes, has more risk than the general population without such a history.

If you have a first-degree relative with CRC, you have three times the risk.

If you have two first-degree relatives with CRC, you have four times the risk.

The risk remains high even less if you have a family of second or third degree with a history of CRC.

In general, the age of onset of colonoscopy must be 40 years and a periocitat five years.

There is no set age limit to be suspended in the periodic reviews, the logical, pathologists and your doctor are the key players to take a decision.

Considered warning signs that force check with your doctor if you need a colonoscopy to rule out a possible CRC at any age

-Rectal (blood stool).

-Weight loss without cause.

-Deficiency anemia.

-Abdominal pain appeared recientment lump in abdomen. Desire to defecate without difficult or

Pain in the anus types stabbing

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