The Spleen

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BACKGROUND Print Section Listen The spleen was regarded by Galen as “an organ of mystery,” by Aristotle as unnecessary, and by Pliny as an organ that might hinder the speed…

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Treatment of Hepatic Metastasis

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OVERVIEW Print Section Listen Hepatic metastases to the liver are significantly more common than primary liver malignancy and comprise approximately 90% of hepatic malignancies. Each year, approximately 140,000 new cases…

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Portal Hypertension

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Portal hypertension (PHTN) can occur in cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients and can be classified as presinusoidal or prehepatic (extrahepatic or intrahepatic), sinusoidal or hepatic, or post-sinusoidal…

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Benign Liver Neoplasms

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Benign liver neoplasms encompass a variety of liver lesions, each with distinct pathologic, radiographic, and molecular characteristics. These include hemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatocellular adenoma, and…

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Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen The collective phrase “cystic lesions of the pancreas,” typically described on cross-sectional imaging of the abdomen, refers to any cystic neoplasms of the pancreas and/or other…

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Adrenal Anatomy and Physiology

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ANATOMY Print Section Listen The adrenal glands are paired retroperitoneal organs superomedial to the kidneys at the level of the 12th rib. They are surrounded by loosely attached fat posteriorly…

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Malignant Liver Neoplasms

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen In 2018, primary liver tumors will be diagnosed in approximately 42,220 new patients in the United States, and approximately 30,200 individuals will die from this disease.1…

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Chronic Pancreatitis

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory and fibrosing disease of the exocrine pancreas characterized by irreversible morphological changes and permanent loss of function. The incidence of chronic…

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