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Conditions

Hernia

What is a hernia?

A hernia is a bulge formed by a part of an organ (usually the intestine or stomach) when it pushes against a weak spot in the muscle wall that encloses it. It occurs when straining exerts pressure on the weak region such as while lifting heavy objects, having a bowel movement, chronic cough or being obese.

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Abdominal Wall (Ventral) Hernias

Your internal organs and tissues are held in place by a tough outer wall of tissue called the “abdominal wall.” An abdominal hernia is an area in that wall that is weak or torn.

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Hiatus Hernia

A hiatal hernia is bulge through the back part of the diaphragm, where the oesophagus (gullet or food pipe) passes from the mouth to the stomach.

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Groin Hernia

A hernia is a bulge that forms when the organs of the abdominal cavity push out through a weak spot in the abdominal wall.

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Gallbladder

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis is the medical term for an inflamed gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ which lies just below the liver. The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid that is sent from the liver.

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Gallbladder Polyps

Gallbladder polyps are outgrowths of the internal wall of the gallbladder. They are usually found by accident on ultrasonography or after a gallbladder has removed. The fact that more high quality ultrasound scans are being performed means that polyps in the gallbladder are being found more often.

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Gallstones

Gallstones are hard deposits of digestive fluid (bile) that develop in the gallbladder (a small, pear-shaped organ located on the right side of the abdomen just below the liver). Gallstones may be as small as grain of sand to as big as a golf ball.

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Stomach

GORD, Acid Reflux, Heartburn

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition where the stomach contents (food, liquids or acid) reflux from the stomach into the oesophagus (gullet- the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

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Stomach Cancer

The stomach is a large sac in the upper abdomen. It produces strong acid which breaks down food so it can be absorbed.

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Pancreas

Pancreatitis

The pancreas, located in the abdomen, is responsible for the production of digestive juices and the hormones insulin and glucagon. Inflammation of the pancreas leads to a condition called pancreatitis.

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Pancreatic Cancer

What is the pancreas? - The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches long that is shaped like a thin pear lying on its side.. The pancreas lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine.

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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours

The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches long that is shaped like a thin pear lying on its side. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head, the middle section is called the body, and the narrow end is called the tail.

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Pancreatic Cyst

Pancreatic cysts are diagnosed with increasing frequency because of the widespread use of CT and MRI scans. Pancreatic cysts may be detected in over 2 percent of patients who undergo scans for unrelated reasons. They become more common as you get older

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Liver

Primary Liver Cancer

Liver cancer may originate in the liver (primary liver cancer also called hepatocellular carcinoma), the bile ducts (bile duct cancer also called cholangiocarcinoma) or spread to the liver from other sites (liver metastases also called secondaries)

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Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)

Liver cancer may originate in the liver (primary liver cancer also called hepatocellular carcinoma), the bile ducts (bile duct cancer also called cholangiocarcinoma) or spread to the liver from other sites (liver metastases also called secondaries)

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Liver Metastases

Liver metastases (secondaries) are lumps in the liver that have spread via the blood stream from the original site (primary) of another cancer (e.g. colon or pancreas). The tumours are different to the liver tissue and contain cells of the original tumour.

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Oseophagus

Oesophageal Cancer

The oesophagus is the muscular tube that passes from the back of the mouth to the stomach. It starts in the neck, passes through the chest and into the abdomen to meet the stomach. It job is to transport food, liquids and saliva to the stomach for digestion.

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Oesophagitis

The oesophagus is a muscular tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Oesophagitis or inflammation of this tube can cause tissue damage and lead to symptoms such as chest pain and difficulty swallowing.

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Small Intestine

Appendicitis

The appendix is a finger-shaped tube 3½-inches long extending from the right side of the large intestine. The exact function of this organ is not very clear. Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus.

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Peritonitis

The peritoneum is a lining of tissue that covers most of the internal organs as well as the inner side of the abdominal wall. Inflammation of the peritoneum is called peritonitis, a serious condition that requires prompt investigation and treatment to avoid complications. It is usually associated with the presence of peritoneal fluid in the space between the lining layers (peritoneal space).

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Large intestine

Colon or Rectal (colorectal) Cancer

The colon and rectum (colorectal) are the lowest parts of the digestive system, the large intestine or colon. Cancer occurs when cells in the body grow abnormally out of control.

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Colon Polyps

Colon polyps are overgrowths of the internal lining of the colon. They are very common, up to 50% of adults have them. Some types of polyps have the potential to become cancerous (adenomas) and only a percentage of these become cancerous and it can take years for a cancer to develop from a polyp.

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Adrenal Tumours

The adrenal glands, situated above each kidney, are endocrine glands that secrete hormones into the blood to regulate metabolism and respond to emergency situations (adrenaline). Each gland is made up of an outer cortex and an inner medulla. Tumours in the adrenal gland are rare and usually non-cancerous..

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