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Normal Histology of Gastrointestinal Tract

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The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an extraordinary organ system consisting of different functional regions with varying functions. It serves as a digestive organ, taking in whatever is swallowed, converting it into nutrients, and discarding the waste. In general, the GI tract consists of four concentric layers progressing outward from the lumen, namely mucosa, submucosa, muscularis propria, and serosa or adventitia. Although the mucosal features vary significantly from one region to another, the other layers share many of the same features throughout the GI tract, albeit some differences do exist.

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Chandan, V.S. (2019). Normal Histology of Gastrointestinal Tract. In: Zhang, L., Chandan, V., Wu, TT. (eds) Surgical Pathology of Non-neoplastic Gastrointestinal Diseases. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15573-5_1

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