Gastroenterological emergencies in the tropics.

  • G. C. Cook
  • Published 1991 in Bailliere's clinical gastroenterology


Significant differences exist in the prevalence of most gastroenterological emergencies in tropical compared with temperate countries. Both ethnic and environmental (often clearly defined geographically) factors are relevant. The major oesophageal lesions which can present acutely in tropical countries are varices and carcinoma; bleeding and obstruction are… (More)


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@article{Cook1991GastroenterologicalEI, title={Gastroenterological emergencies in the tropics.}, author={G. C. Cook}, journal={Bailliere's clinical gastroenterology}, year={1991}, volume={5 4}, pages={861-86} }