Gastrointestinal Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Gastrointestinal Pathology

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

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 87
  • Duration 12:11 h
  • Quiz questions 350
  • Concept Pages 66


Your Educators of course Gastrointestinal Pathology

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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Una clase muy entretenida!!
By Alex O. on 04. April 2024 for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

de los mejores doctores que tiene la plataforma, definitivamente amo sus videos!! saludos desde argentina..

By Maria J. on 08. January 2024 for Colorectal Cancer

Great lecture!! So easy to understand and so easy to memorize the different stages according to the picture.

I enjoyed it
By Rahil T. on 26. December 2023 for Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia

I liked the illustrations and the animations. the lecture was on point and easy to understand

Very accessible and clear
By Laura K. on 21. December 2023 for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

Thank you, Professor Richard Mitchell! This lecture was extremely accessible and very clearly taught. Even though I am watching this on a laptop, I get the sense that Prof Mitchell is very friendly and really wants to help students understand. I found the video very useful :)