The hollow viscera of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are composed of distinct tissue layers with a general structure that is the same from esophagus to anus. The layers of each GI organ have unique histologic features that reflect their function. Knowledge of the structure of the hollow viscera is required for clinical decision making, for example, tumor staging and the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Essentials|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - May 5 2014|
- Small intestine
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