Tag Archives: mucosa

Structure and function of the esophageal mucosa

Structure and function go hand-in-hand amongst the morphology, morphometry, biomechanics and secretory potential within the alimentary tract mucosa, submucosa and muscularis propria.  Structure must evolve first during the development of fetus and function follows closely and progressively

Pancolonic varices and portal venous overload

Colonic arterio-venous malformation, although a rare disease, merits to be known as possible cause of severe lower digestive haemorrhage, which often constitutes the first clinical symptom. Colonoscopy usually represents the first diagnostic tool, demonstrating grossly enlarged vessels