ABDOMINAL MEDICINE

Perspective on Liver Resection

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Liver resection for benign and malignant conditions has evolved significantly over the past 2 decades. Moreover, considerable interest in the field of liver surgery has led…

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Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen With advanced endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques readily accessible to the treating surgeon, determining the wisest path to the successful treatment of choledocholithiasis and cholangitis has become…

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Hepatic Abscess and Cystic Disease of the Liver

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen The differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the liver includes bilomas, abscesses, parasitic disease, simple cysts, polycystic liver disease, biliary cystadenoma, and cystadenocarcinoma.1 The disease spectrum…

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Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs), traditionally termed islet cell tumors, are rare cancers occurring in approximately 1000 patients per year in the United States, representing 3% of…

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Cancer of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen This chapter focuses on gallbladder cancer and cholangiocarcinoma, including intrahepatic, perihilar, and extrahepatic variants. Because the epidemiology, clinical presentation and surgical approach for these tumors are…

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Management of Acute Pancreatitis

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Acute pancreatitis can range from a mild, self-limiting ­process that responds to supportive care to severe disease with multiple organ failure and high mortality. Its incidence…

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Cancer of the Rectum

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INCIDENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Print Section Listen At the beginning of the 21st century, rectal cancer continues to be a significant medical and social problem. Currently, there are approximately 135,000 cases…

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Complications of Pancreatectomy

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Pancreaticoduodenectomy Perhaps one of the most technically challenging abdominal surgeries, pancreatectomy has evolved from a bold innovative intervention to a well-refined lifesaving procedure over the past…

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