Gastrointestinal Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Gastrointestinal Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD

Gastrointestinal (GI) pathology refers to the study of diseases affecting the GI tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, and annexed glands (pancreas, gallbladder and biliary ducts, and liver). Broadly speaking, pathologies of the GI tract can be grouped into one of three categories: inflammatory and infectious, congenital, and neoplastic. Each category is more prevalent in different age groups, in part due to their pathophysiology. For example, congenital abnormalities are common in newborns and children, whereas neoplastic conditions are more frequent in individuals older than 50 years of age.

In this course, GI pathologies will be introduced by segments, including those affecting the esophagus, the stomach and duodenum, and the small and large intestines. Entities affecting the liver and pancreas will also be discussed.

For optimal comprehension, the student should be familiar with the anatomy, embryology, and physiology of the GI tract, as well as the basics of inflammation and pathophysiology of neoplastic growth.

GI symptoms are among the most common complaints in the ER and outpatient care settings for both children and adults. A competent physician and nurse should be aware of the most prevalent GI illnesses in their area of practice. Moreover, they should be able to differentiate between conditions that constitute an emergency and those that can be managed in an outpatient setting.

Course Details

  • Videos 131
  • Duration 8:28 h
  • Quiz questions 496
  • Concept Pages 124


Your Educators of course Gastrointestinal Pathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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Excellent explanation
By HOSSIN Z. on 07. January 2022 for Cirrhosis – Liver Diseases

I think Dr. Raj is the best lecturer, he explains briefly everything we need in med school for exam and for our practice life as a doctors, so I am so glad and thankfull to lecturio teem and Dr. Raj. I was the only one who understand everything about liver diseases in the school today. Thank you

Many thanks to doctor Carlo Raj . He has given a brilliant lecture about types of Hepatiites.
By Gulbanu S. on 10. November 2021 for Cirrhosis – Liver Diseases

Yes . Hello Lecturio Team and Doctor Carlo Raj. Brilliant lectures It has great content and differentials are highlighted really well. Especially key points are described excellently . Many thanks indeed.

not worthy
By Valentina V. on 28. October 2021 for Helicobacter Pylori Infection

too little information even about therapy and moa. Dr Raj is literally reading the slides. i can do it by myself.

By Lawrence K. on 27. October 2021 for Cirrhosis – Liver Diseases

Brief but accurate in its presentation and what is included. Thank you.