This chapter includes a range of miscellaneous curriculum topics including endoscopy, anorectal disorders and gastrointestinal (GI) investigations. Questions discussing the role and indications for antibiotic prophylaxis in endoscopy, sedation, performance measures and consent will provide education on best practice in endoscopy. Coverage is also given to the management of anticoagulation pre- and post-endoscopy together with commonly encountered procedural complications: post-polypectomy syndrome, post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis and caustic injury. The presentation and management of key anorectal disorders (haemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal intraepithelial neoplasia, infectious proctitis) are also presented here. Finally, principles of salient GI investigations including anorectal manometry and breath tests are well described. Additional curriculum material regarding miscellaneous gastrointestinal conditions and investigations will be covered in the mock examination chapter.
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