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ISSN (Print): 1574-8871
ISSN (Online): 1876-1038

Research Article

The Role on Endoscopy in Alcohol-Related Diseases

Author(s): Giuseppe Frieri, Brigida Galletti, Donatella Serva and Angelo Viscido

Volume 11, Issue 3, 2016

Page: [196 - 200] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1574887111666160810095606

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Alcohol, in addition to well-known damages on the liver and pancreas, produces direct and indirect injuries in the mucosa of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large bowel. Different damages can be produced both when a large amount of alcohol is acutely drunk and when this is taken chronically. Almost all these lesions can be detected and treated by endoscopy as shown in the present article. When, over time, cirrhosis ensues the role of endoscopy is not different from that played with cirrhosis of different etiology. Beside hemorrhagic episodes, esophagitis, gastritis and cancer are the main alcohol related diseases that can be managed by endoscopy.

Keywords: Bleeding, cirrhosis, endoscopy, varices.

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