Course presentation. Author. Course features. Diagnosis in Veterinary Gastroenterology.

Theoretical contents
1. General concept and applications of Digestive Endoscopy in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine. Topic 1
2. Historical background. The first experiences. Looking for flexibility. Light sources. Working channel. Further development. Topic 2
3. Advantages of endoscopic technique. Complementary procedures. Topic 3
4. Indications for gastrointestinal endoscopy. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or rectocolonoscopy?. Topic 4
5. Endoscopic equipments. Rigid endoscopes. Flexible endoscopes. Light sources. Suction pumps. Ancillary instruments. Imaging equipment. Topic 5
6. Endoscopic procedure forms. Room for endoscopy. Cabinets for storage. Cost. Topic 6
7. Anesthesia. Recumbency. Oral speculum. Intubation. Duration. Assistant. Topic 7
8. Biopsy. Biopsy sampling. Submission of tissue samples. Topic 8
9. Potential risks and complications. For the endoscopist and for the animal. Perforation. Hyperinflation. Topic 9
10. Instrument cleaning. Handling. Topic 10
11. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy: endoscopic technique and anatomy. Esophagoscopy. Gastroscopy. Retroversion maneuver. Duodenoscopy. Topic 11
12. Colonoscopy. Preparation. Endoscopic technique and anatomy. Normal appearance. Examination of the ileum. Topic 12
13. Diseases of the esophagus. Esophageal strictures. Endoscopic balloon dilation. Hiatus hernia. Other findings. Diverticula. Megaesophagus. Foreign bodies: endoscopic retrieval. Topic 13
14. Diseases of the stomach. Gastritis. Helicobacter gastritis. Ulcerative disease. Bleeding lesions. Other findings. Adenocarcinoma. Gastric neoplasia. Topic 14
15. Diseases of the small intestine. Diseases of the duodenum. Inflammatory bowel disease. Small intestinal overgrowth. Lymphangiectasia. Tumors of the small intestine. Parasitic infestation. Topic 15
16. Diseases of the large intestine. Chronic idiopathic colitis (IBD). Other types of colitis. Strictures. Hematochezia. Colonic neoplasia. Constipation. Topic 16
17. Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE) in the dog. Limitiations of standard endoscopy. Technical difficulties. Diagnosis interest. Equipment. Techhique. Assistant. Fluoroscopic control. Submucosal tattoo marking. Biopsy sampling. Duration. Safety. Diagnostic uses. Potential therapeutic uses. Limitations. Topic 17


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