cod. 05633

Academic year 2023/24
4° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Chirurgia generale (MED/18)
Formazione interdisciplinare
Type of training activity
50 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: MEDICAL SCIENCES II

Learning objectives

Knowledge of main general surgery diseases, with symptoms interpretation and correct diagnostic and therapeutic orientation


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Course unit content

The main surgical diseases are addressed. Their epidemiology, etiology, clinical and instrumental diagnosis, therapy and prognosis are explained. Each surgical intervention is briefly depicted.

Full programme

Esophageal diseases

• Disorders of esophageal motility
o Achalasia
• Esophageal diverticula
o Zenker’s diverticulum
• Esophageal tumor
o Esophageal cancer

• Hiatus hernia

• Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Gastric and duodenal diseases

• Peptic ulcer diseas

• Gastric tumors
o Gastric cancer
o Gastric lymphoma

Intestinal diseases

• Colonic diverticular disease

• Inflammatory bowel diseases
o Ulcerative colitis
o Crohn disease

• Acute appendicitis

• Colo-rectal tumors
o Colorectal polyps
o Colorectal cancer

• Anal diseases
o Haemorrhoids
o Anal fissure
o Anorectal fistula and perianal abscess

Diseases of liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
• Liver tumors

o Hepatocellular carcinoma
o Cholangiocarcinoma
o Liver metastases

• Gallstones
o Acute Cholecystitis
o Choledocholithiasis
o Acute cholangitis
Pancreas diseases

• Acute pancreatitis

• Exocrine pancreatic neoplasm
Abdominal wall
Groin/crural/umbilical hernias
Incisional hernias

Breast cancer

ThYroyd Cancer

Bariatric surgery

Gastrointestinal emergency

• Acute abdominal pain

• Peritonitis and intra-abdominal abscess

• Intestinal obstruction
o Functional ileus
o Mechanical ileus

• Intestinal ischemia

• Gastrointestinal bleeding
o Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
o Lower gastrointestinal bleeding


Francesco Minni
Chirurgia generale
Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. Distribuzione esclusiva Zanichelli

Teaching methods

Lectures. Surgical videos.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

Considering the peculiarity of the course, lectures will be scheduled from time to time with students