Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Surgery, Oncology, Orthopaedia - CHIRURGIA GENERALE

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Name of lecturers
Alfredo Guglielmi, Calogero Iacono, Giovanni Paolo Pollini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 21, 2017.

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Learning outcomes

The student will be able to perform the diagnostic process about the most frequent surgical disorders, to do the indication to surgery and to understand the main principles of the most common surgical techniques. Moreover he/she will be capable of interpreting the functional changes and clinical pictures about the most frequent post-surgical syndromes, such as gastrectomy, colectomy, partial pancreatectomy, and to do indication to imaging procedures in gastrointestinal disorders that can be surgically treated. This knowledge will be implemented by a comprehensive imaging approach to the diagnosis of the main surgical syndromes.


Clinic, diagnostics and therapy of the following diseases:
 pathology of the breast: inflammatory pathology, benign and malignant tumors;
 thyroid pathology: multinodular goiter, carcinoma
 pathology of the adrenal gland: benign and malignant tumors
 acute abdomen, acute and chronic peritonitis, circumscribed and diffuse, mechanical and dynamic occlusion, mesenteric infarct;
 open and closed traumas of the abdomen;
 high and low digestive bleeding;
 pathology of the esophagus: changes in motility (achalasia and diffuse spasm), diverticula, hernia jatale and gastro-oesophageal reflux, carcinoma of the esophagus and of the cardia;
 pathology of the stomach: peptic ulcer, carcinoma, pathophysiology of demolition
partial and total gastric;
 pathology of the small intestine, the colon, the rectum and the anus: Crohn's disease and ulcerative rectocolitis,
diverticular disease of the colon, perianal abscess, fistula, hemorrhoid, fissure, carcinoma of the
colon, rectum and anus;
 hepatic disease: abscess, echinococcosis, portal hypertension, benign tumors, malignant tumors
primitive and secondary;
 pathology of the gallbladder and biliary tract: biliary lithiasis and its complications, obstructive jaundice, neoplasms of the biliary tract;
 pancreas pathology: acute and chronic pancreatitis, exocrine carcinoma, endocrine tumors;
 lung disease: pneumothorax, benign and malignant tumors;
 hernias and laparoceles of the abdominal wall;
 vascular pathology: abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Renzo Dionigi Chirurgia Masson Editore 2017

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