[Ethanol and the gastrointestinal tract].


The effects of ethanol upon the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, Oddi's sphincter, small bowel, colon and rectum) were reviewed. Several studies showed that the incidence of cancer in the mouth and pharynx is increased in alcoholics as a consequence of ethanol effects and probably those of other compounds found in… (More)