Inflammatory disorders of the small bowel and colon

Douglas J. Turner, Barbara L. Bass

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The intestinal tract is the site of a number of inflammatory disorders that vary considerably in underlying pathogenesis, pattern of presentation, and severity. This chapter summarizes the more important inflammatory processes involving the small bowel and colon, emphasizing the underlying physiologic dysfunction associated with each, and the means by which physiologic function may be restored or improved through surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModern Surgical Care
Subtitle of host publicationPhysiologic Foundations and Clinical Applications, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781420016581
ISBN (Print)9780824728694
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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