MBBS, PhD, MRCP, FRCP.
Gastro Specialist in Manchester.
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The stomach lies in the upper abdominal cavity, just below the diaphragm. It is continuous with the oesophagus at the cardiac sphincter and the duodenum at the pyloric sphincter. It is divided into three regions: the fundus, body and the antrum.
Temporary storage allowing time for digestive enzymes to act Chemical digestion, mechanical breakdown and production of chyme.
Limited absorption of water, alcohol and some fat-soluble medication. Non-specific defense against microbes. Production of intrinsic factor needed for absorption of vitamin B12 in the terminal ileum. Regulation of the passage of gastric contents into the duodenum
Abdominal pain s
Duodenogastric Reflux (Bile reflux in the stomach and oesophagus)
Peptic Ulcer disease
Benign Gastric Tumors
Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Gastric Outlet Obstruction