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Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

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Introduction Chronic mesenteric ischemia develops due to insufficient blood flow within the splanchnic vasculature, most typically in the presence of a gradually occlusive disease state like atherosclerosis. An estimated one-fifth…

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Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain

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Introduction Between 10% and 30% of patients presenting to gastroenterologists with chronic abdominal pain have chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP). These patients often undergo unnecessary procedures and tests while their…

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Colorectal Cancer

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Introduction Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer globally and in the United States. Although the incidence and mortality rates have been steadily declining over the last…

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Chronic Postsurgical Pain

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Introduction The development of chronic pain after surgery is an important and often overlooked problem. Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) can dramatically impair quality of life, limit postoperative rehabilitation, and strain…

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Chronic Pancreatitis

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Introduction Chronic pancreatitis describes a syndrome of chronic inflammation of the pancreas. Treatment of chronic pancreatitis involves supplementation for malnutrition and pancreatic enzyme deficiencies, and treatment for chronic pain that…

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Gastric Cancer Pain

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Introduction Gastric cancers are organized based on histologic morphology, with the adenocarcinoma subtype being the most common. Gastric cancers also include gastrointestinal lymphomas. Interestingly, there is a dichotomous distribution of…

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Liver Cancer

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Introduction Malignancy of the liver is increasingly prevalent and threatening with respect to morbidity and mortality. Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common primary liver malignancy, is responsible for the third greatest…

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Pancreatic Cancer

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Introduction Pancreatic adenocarcinoma accounts for 56,000 cancer diagnoses in the United States per year and is fourth among cancer-related deaths. Pancreatic cancer has an extremely poor prognosis and the lowest…

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Functional Anorectal Pain

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Introduction Rectal pain has been described in the medical literature for over a century. It is a frustrating medical condition for patients for a variety of reasons. Patients with rectal pain…

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Postsurgical Pelvic Pain

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Introduction Chronic pelvic pain can originate from various etiologies such as chronic prostatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, and surgery in the pelvis. In this chapter, we focus…

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