Netter's Gastroenterology Book and Online Access at

Netter's Gastroenterology, 2nd Edition, edited by Martin H. Floch, MD, covers the entire field of digestive diseases-including those related to gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition-in one concise reference. A templated format offers a quick and memorable summary of nearly 300 of the most commonly encountered clinical conditions, from the classic to more contemporary, while hundreds of vivid Netter illustrations depict key anatomic structures and highlight important concepts. Convenient online access via a companion website at places the entire text, illustrations, and more at your fingertips.


Practitioners and trainees in medicine, nursing, and health professions including--general practitioners, residents, 3rd & 4th year medical students on clinical rotations, Gastroenterology nurses, and Gastroenterology specialists (a key audience for the book + online version).

Hardbound, 672 Pages

Published: November 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0122-7


  • Section I: Esophagus

    1. Topographic Relations of the Esophagus
    2. Musculature of the Esophagus
    3. Arterial Blood Supply of the Esophagus
    4. Venous Drainage of the Esophagus
    5. Innervation of the Esophagus: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic
    6. Intrinsic Innervation of the Alimentary Tract
    7. Histology of the Esophagus
    8. Gastroesophageal Junction and Diaphragm
    9. Deglutition
    10. Neuroregulation of Deglutition
    11. Congenital Anomalies of the Esophagus
    12. Shatzki Ring
    13. Plummer?Vinson Syndrome
    14. Esophageal Dysmotility Disorders
    15. Achalasia
    16. Esophageal Diverticula
    17. Foreign Bodies in the Esophagus
    18. Caustic Injury of the Esophagus
    19. Esophageal Rupture and Perforation
    20. Esophageal Varicosities
    21. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    22. Esophagitis: Acute and Chronic
    23. Esophageal Ulcers
    24. Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    25. Benign Esophageal Stricture
    26. Sliding and Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernias, Types 1, 2, 3
    27. Barrett Esophagus
    28. Benign Neoplasms of the Esophagus
    29. Malignant Neoplasms: Upper and Middle Portions of the Esophagus
    30. Malignant Neoplasms: Lower End of the Esophagus

    Section II: Stomach and Duodenum

    1. Anatomy of the Stomach: Normal Variations and Relations
    2. Anatomy and Relations of the Duodenum
    3. Mucosa of the Stomach
    4. Duodenal Mucosa and Duodenal Structures
    5. Blood Supply and Collateral Circulation of Upper Abdominal Organs
    6. Lymphatic Drainage of the Stomach
    7. Innervation of the Stomach and the Duodenum
    8. Gastric Secretion
    9. Factors Influencing Gastric Activity
    10. Role of the Stomach in Digestion
    11. Gastric Acid Secretion Tests: HCl and Gastrin
    12. Effect of Drugs on Gastric Function
    13. Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
    14. Coated Tongue, Halitosis, and Thrush
    15. Aerophagia and Eructation
    16. Motility of the Stomach
    17. Gastroparesis and Gastric Motility Disorders
    18. Pyloric Obstruction and the Effects of Vomiting
    19. Nausea and Vomiting
    20. Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
    21. Diverticula of the Stomach and Gastrointestinal Prolapse
    22. Diverticula of the Duodenum
    23. Dyspepsia, Functional Dyspepsia and Nonulcer Dyspepsia
    24. Helicobacter pylori Infection
    25. Gastritis
    26. Erosive Gastritis; Acute Gastric Ulcers
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease: Definition and Pathophysiology
    28. Peptic Ulcer Disease: Duodenitis and Ulcer of the Duodenal Bulb
    29. Peptic Ulcer Disease: Complications
    30. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    31. Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    32. Benign Tumors of the Stomach
    33. Gastric Lymphoma and MALT
    34. Cancers of the Stomach
    35. Tumors of the Duodenum
    36. Principles of Gastric Surgery
    37. Treatment of Morbid Obesity
    38. Complications of Bariatric Surgery
    39. Postgastrectomy Complications: Partial Gastrectomy
    40. Effects of Total Gastrectomy

     Section III: Abdominal Wall

    1. Anterolateral Abdominal Wall
    2. Peritoneum
    3. Pelvic Fascia and Perineopelvic Spaces
    4. Inguinal Canal
    5. Abdominal Regions and Planes
    6. Abdominal Wall and Cavity: Congenital Abnormalities
    7. Acute Abdomen
    8. Alimentary Tract Obstruction
    9. Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
    10. Other Vascular Lesions
    11. Acute Peritonitis
    12. Chronic Peritonitis
    13. Cancer of the Peritoneum
    14. Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis (Familial Mediterranean Fever)
    15. Abdominal Wounds of the Small Intestine
    16. Abdominal Wounds of the Colon
    17. Indirect and Direct Inguinal Hernias
    18. Femoral Hernias
    19. Abdominal Wall: Ventral Hernias
    20. Lumbar, Obturator, Sciatic, and Perineal Hernias
    21. Internal Hernias: Congenital Intraperitoneal Hernias

    Section IV: Small Intestine

    1. Topography of the Small Intestine
    2. Gross Structure of the Small Intestine
    3. Microscopic Structure of the Small Intestine
    4. Terminal Ileum
    5. Secretory, Digestive and Absorptive Functions of the Small Intestine
    6. Gastrointestinal Hormones
    7. Imaging of the Small Intestine
    8. Vascular Supply and Drainage in the Small Intestine
    9. Innervation of the Small and Large Intestines
    10. Visceral Reflexes
    11. Congenital Abnormalities of the Small Intestine
    12. Meckel Diverticulum
    13. Diverticula
    14. Motility and Dysmotility of the Small Intestine
    15. Obstruction and Ileus of the Small Intestine
    16. Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction
    17. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
    18. Evaluation of the Small Bowel
    19. Lactose Intolerance
    20. Diarrhea
    21. Celiac Disease and Malabsorption
    22. Whipple Disease
    23. Small Bacterial Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome(SIBO)
    24. Short Bowel Syndrome
    25. Food Allergy
    26. Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
    27. Intussusception of the Small Intestine
    28. Benign Tumors of the Small Intestine
    29. Malignant Tumors of the Small Intestine
    30. Carcinoid Syndrome and Neuroendocrine Tumors
    31. Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Gastroenteric Stromas

    Section V: Colon, Rectum, and Anus

    1. Structure and Histology of the Colon
    2. Sigmoid Colon
    3. Rectum and Anal Canal
    4. Vascular, Lymphatic, and Nerve Supply of the Large Intestine
    5. Secretory, Digestive, and Absorptive Function of the Colon and Colonic Flora
    6. Probiotics
    7. Anoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, and Colonoscopy
    8. Laparoscopy
    9. Stool Examination
    10. Intestinal Bleeding
    11. Motility and Dysmotility of the Large Intestine
    12. Defecation
    13. Pathophysiology of Defecation and Fecal Incontinence
    14. Constipation
    15. Effects of Drugs on the Colon
    16. Megacolon
    17. Sigmoid Volvulus
    18. Volvulus of the Cecum
    19. Diseases of the Appendix: Inflammation, Mucocele, and Tumors
    20. Diverticulosis: Diverticular Disease of the Colon
    21. Diverticulosis: Diverticulitis and Its Complications and Diverticular Bleeding
    22. Ulcerative Colitis: Definition and General Description
    23. Ulcerative Colitis: Extraintestinal Manifestations and Complications
    24. Ulcerative Colitis: Histologic Diagnosis and Dysplasia
    25. Ulcerative Colitis: Surgical Treatment
    26. Ileostomy and Colostomy
    27. Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis and Pouchitis
    28. Differentiating Features of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease
    29. Crohn's Disease
    30. Crohn's Disease: Complications and Surgical Therapy
    31. Perianal Disease in Crohn Disease
    32. Drug Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    33. Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic or Collagenous Colitis)
    34. Neoplasms of the Large Bowel: Colon Polyps
    35. Neoplasms of the Large Bowel: Screening and Treatment of Colon Polyps
    36. Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Polyposis Syndromes
    37. Colon Cancer: Clinical Picture and Diagnosis
    38. Colon Cancer: Staging, Treatment, and Outcome
    39. Rectal Cancer
    40. Hemorrhoids
    41. Rectal Prolapse and Procidentia
    42. Anal Fissure, Pruritus Ani, Papillitis, and Cryptitis
    43. Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
    44. Lymphogranuloma Venereum and Sexually Transmitted Proctitis
    45. Fecal Incontinence

    Section VI: Infectious and parasitic Diseases of the Alimentary Tract

    1. Esophageal Infections
    2. Typhoid Fever (Paratyphoid Fever, Enteric Fever)
    3. Food Poisoning and Enteric Pathogens
    4. Clostridium difficile, Pseudomembranous Enterocolitis and Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea
    5. Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis
    6. Abdominal Actinomycosis
    7. Amebiasis
    8. Giardia lamblia and Other Protozoan Infections
    9. Intestinal Helminths : Trichuriasis
    10. Enterobiasis
    11. Ascariasis
    12. Strongyloidiasis
    13. Hookworm Disease (Necatoriasis and Ancylostomiasis)
    14. Tapeworm (Cestode) Infection (Beef): Taenia saginata
    15. Tapeworm Infection (Pork): Taenia solium
    16. Tapeworm Infection (Dwarf): Hymenolepis nana
    17. Tapeworm Infection (Fish): Diphyllobothrium latum
    18. Other Helminth Infections: Trichinella spiralis and Flukes
    19. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Gastrointestinal Tract

    Section VII: Pancreas

    1. Development and Anatomy of the Pancreas
    2. Pancreatic Ducts, Exocrine and Endocrine Organs
    3. Pancreatic Physiology
    4. Cystic Fibrosis
    5. Acute Pancreatitis: Etiology and Clinical Picture
    6. Acute Pancreatitis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis
    7. Acute Pancreatitis: Complications
    8. Chronic Pancreatitis: Disease Forms and Clinical Picture
    9. Chronic Pancreatitis: Diagnosis, Complications, and Treatment
    10. Pancreatic Cancer: Clinical Picture
    11. Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
    12. Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas
    13. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors ("Islet Cell Tumors")

     Section VIII: Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

    1. Anatomy and Function of the Gallbladder
    2. Gallstones
    3. Cholecystitis: Acute
    4. Cholecystitis: Complications
    5. Chronic Cholecystitis
    6. Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis
    7. Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction
    8. Ampullary and Gallbladder Carcinoma
    9. Cholangiocarcinoma

    Section IX: The Liver

    1. Topography of the Liver
    2. Surfaces and Bed of the Liver
    3. Lesser Omentum and Variations in Form of the Liver
    4. Cell Types Within the Liver
    5. Vessel and Duct Distributions and Liver Segments
    6. Arterial Blood Supply of the Liver, Biliary System, and Pancreas
    7. Hepatic Artery Variations
    8. Portal Vein Tributaries and Portacaval Anastomoses
    9. Portal Vein Variations and Anomalies
    10. Liver Function Tests
    11. Prothrombin Formation
    12. Bilirubin and Bile Acid Metabolism
    13. Clinical Manifestations of Cirrhosis
    14. Physical Diagnosis of Liver Disease
    15. Causes of Portal Hypertension
    16. Ascites
    17. Hepatic Encephalopathy
    18. Hepatorenal Syndrome
    19. Variceal Bleeding
    20. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
    21. Liver Biopsy
    22. Hepatic Necrosis
    23. Cirrhosis
    24. Imaging Studies of the Liver
    25. Alcoholic Liver Disease
    26. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nutritional Liver Diseases
    27. Extrahepatic Biliary Obstruction
    28. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    29. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
    30. Autoimmune Hepatitis
    31. Acute Viral Hepatitis (Hepatitis A, E, D)
    32. Hepatitis B
    33. Hepatitis C
    34. Hepatitis Caused by Other Viruses
    35. Hepatotoxicity
    36. Disorders of Bilirubin Transport
    37. ?-Antitrypsin Deficiency
    38. Hereditary Hemochromatosis
    39. Liver Disease in Pregnancy
    40. Benign Liver Tumors
    41. Granulomatous Liver Diseases
    42. Amebiasis
    43. Wilson Disease
    44. Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    45. Liver Transplantation
    46. Spirochetal Infections
    47. Actinomycosis
    48. Echinococcosis (Hydatid Disease)
    49. Schistosomiasis
    50. The Liver in Heart Failure
    51. Portal Vein Obstruction
    52. Budd-Chiari Syndrome
    53. Bile Duct Cancer
    54. Metastatic Cancer
    55. Trauma

    Section X: Nutrition of Gastrointestinal Disease

    1. Dietary and Nutritional Assessment
    2. Macronutrients and Energy
    3. Micronutrient and Vitamin Deficiency
    4. Enteral Nutrition
    5. Dietary Fiber
    6. Parenteral Nutrition
    7. Malnutrition
    8. Obesity
    9. Gastrointestinal Diseases Related to Nutrition


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