Netter's Gastroenterology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781437701210, 9781437701234

Netter's Gastroenterology

2nd Edition

Authors: Martin Floch
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437701210
eBook ISBN: 9781437701234
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th November 2009
Page Count: 752

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Table of Contents

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. α-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


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.

Key Features

  • Uses nearly 400 Netter and Netter-style images that highlight key aspects of patient presentation, pathophysiology, and relevant anatomy to provide a rich visual understanding of the most important concepts.
  • Features concise text presented in a templated format for fast, easy access to key information.
  • Provides complete guidance on all major GI diseases and conditions through sections on normal structure and function and summaries of the "clinical picture," diagnosis, treatment and management, course and progress, and prevention and control.


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About the Authors

Martin Floch

Martin Floch Author

Dr. Floch is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University where he recently formed the Fellow’s Clinic in the Digestive Disease Section supervising all gastrointestinal trainees in consultation on problem cases. He is a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology (MACG) and an American Gastroenterology Association Fellow (AGAF) as well as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). He formerly was Chairman of Medicine at Norwalk Hospital and the Founding Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Norwalk. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and has written five books including the 2nd edition of the textbook “Netter’s Gastroenterology”.

Dr. Floch is renowned for his work in gastric and intestinal diseases and probiotics. He lectures nationally and internationally, haven given Grand Rounds at Harvard, Brown, UMass, and UConn among others. He is a consultant to Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Dannon, Shire and Biocodex.

His research has been extensive in gastroenterology having had grants from the Armed Forces and National Institute of Health.

Dr. Floch has a FWCI of 1.18 and has the majority (76%) of his content published in gastroenterology journals. 8.7% of his work appears in the top 10% most cited journals worldwide.

Dr. Floch has experience with national, international, institutional and single authorship.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Yale University School of Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT