Snapshots in Gastroenterology S Devaji Rao
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1Snapshots in GASTROENTEROLOGY2
3Snapshots in GASTROENTEROLOGY
S Devaji Rao MS MNAMS FICS Teaching Faculty National Board of Examinations Senior Consultant in General Surgery Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Surgical Oncology St Isabel's Hospital Chennai Meenakshi Multispeciality Hospital Ltd and Kauvery Hospital Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Snapshots in Gastroenterology
First Edition: 2016
9789351528814
Printed at 5
Dedicated to
My teachers
My parents
Uma Bai and Siva Rao
My daughters and their husbands
Bhavna and Dhananjai
Kirthana and Rakesh
My beloved wife
Kalpana6
7Preface
Gastroenterology is a large subdivision of medicine and has been the major attraction for many students in medicine. The explosion of technology and knowledge has changed the diagnostic and therapeutic concepts in this field. The books on gastroenterology have become voluminous for this reason.
The book Snapshots in Gastroenterology published by M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, is designed to collate all the details in a bulleted and understandable form.
The book is aimed at a well read and sophisticated audience, and has a wealth of information essential and necessary for those interested in gastroenterology. Thoughtfully, it covers both the medical and surgical aspects of gastroenterology, making the presentation complete, but concise.
The photographs and the figures add the color and quality to this prized manual, which I hope will fulfill the needs of those practitioners of medicine, more so the students of medical schools.
S Devaji Rao8
9Acknowledgments
My first thanks goes to Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Group President) and Mr Tarun Duneja (Director-Publishing) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical publishers (P) Ltd. New Delhi, India, for choosing me to author this book on gastroenterology belonging to the series, Snapshots.
My special thanks to my friends Dr Mani Veeraraghavan for the endoscopy photographs and Dr V Ganesan for the ultrasound photographs. Most of the CT and MRI pictures were procured from Bharat Scans, Chennai, and I sincerely thank Dr R Emmanuel for providing them.
My very special thanks goes to my wife Kalpana for the tolerance during the preparation of this manual.
Detailed chapter corrections were done by my daughter Dr Bhavna Rao, and above all I express my very sincere thanks to my daughter Dr Kirthana Rao for patiently drawing the computer-aided illustrations.
I am grateful to all those working for M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for their expertise in shaping this edition.10