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Biliary Lithiasis : Basic Science, Current Diagnosis and Management :  Basic Science, Current Diagnosis and Management - Giuseppe Borzellino

Biliary Lithiasis : Basic Science, Current Diagnosis and Management

Basic Science, Current Diagnosis and Management

By: Giuseppe Borzellino (Editor), Claudio Cordiano (Editor)

Hardcover Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9788847007628
Number Of Pages: 513

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The book provides an overview on biliary lithiasis and all its clinical pictures, twenty years after the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The gallbladder, the main bile duct and intra-hepatic stones, in their uncomplicated and complicated forms are illustrated. Chapters are focused on basic science, epidemiology, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to biliary lithiasis. The different diagnostic procedures described include invasive and noninvasive imaging, and treatment options take into consideration medical treatment, open and minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic and percutaneous approaches, both individually and as combined procedures. The book's content is not limited to the most commonly used therapeutic approaches reported in the literature, but also addresses new and innovative therapeutic strategies for biliary lithiasis. Thanks to its comprehensive approach, this volume will be of interest not only for GPs amd specialists in this field, but also to residents and other health professional of different disciplines.

From the reviews: "This is an attempt to provide a comprehensive reference for all practitioners in the field ! . The book fulfills this worthy objective admirably. ! It is intended primarily for nonspecialist surgeons and physicians. ! This is an excellent addition to the library of surgeons for whom biliary tract disease is a significant portion of practice. ! highly readable and will serve as an excellent reference for students and trainees. ! will fill an important place in the libraries of many physicians and institutions." (Carol EH Scott-Conner, Doody's Review Services, January, 2009)

Reflections on the Birth and on the Concept of Laparoscopic Surgeryp. 1
Epidemiology of Biliary Lithiasisp. 13
Pathophysiology of Cholesterol Gallstone Diseasep. 19
Classification, Composition and Structure of Gallstones. Relevance of these Parameters for Clinical Presentation and Treatmentp. 51
Natural History of Biliary Lithiasisp. 67
Preoperative Noninvasive Imagingp. 75
Three-dimensional Imagingp. 93
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Ultrasoundp. 105
Pre- and Intra-operative Diagnostic Fibrocholangioscopyp. 115
Intraoperative Cholangiographyp. 123
Laparoscopic Ultrasound during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomyp. 131
Diagnostic Flow Charts for Biliary Lithiasisp. 143
Medical Treatment of Gallstone Diseasep. 149
Surgical Treatment of Cholelithiasis: Exclusion Criteriap. 159
Anesthesia in Biliary Lithiasisp. 175
Cholecystectomy Techniquesp. 185
Robot-assisted Cholecystectomyp. 209
Day Surgery Laparoscopic Cholecystectomyp. 217
Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Cholecystitisp. 237
Incidental Carcinoma of the Gallbladderp. 249
Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomyp. 255
Clinical Pictures of Common Bile Duct Stonesp. 311
Synchronous Treatment of Common Bile Duct Stones by Laparotomyp. 317
Cholecystocholedocholithiasis: Two-stage Treatmentp. 325
Synchronous Treatment of Common Bile Duct Stones by Laparoscopyp. 341
Rendez-vous Techniquep. 351
Flow Chart for the Treatment of CBDS and Critical Comparison of Techniquesp. 357
Common Bile Duct Stones in Cholecystectomized Patientsp. 365
Acute Biliary Pancreatitisp. 383
Incidence and Management of Mirizzi Syndromep. 393
Biliary Lithiasis in Childrenp. 401
Biliary Lithiasis in Pregnancyp. 409
Biliary Lithiasis and Obesityp. 415
Biliary Lithiasis in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid and Alkaline)p. 425
Hepatic Cirrhosis and Biliary Stonesp. 435
Biliary Stones and Gastrectomyp. 439
Biliary Ileusp. 449
Clinical Pictures of Intrahepatic Lithiasisp. 455
Treatment of Intrahepatic Lithiasisp. 467
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment of Gallbladder Stonesp. 479
Shock Wave for Main Bile Duct Stonesp. 489
Acute Gallstone Cholangitis: Clinical Pictures, Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 497
Subject Indexp. 509
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ISBN: 9788847007628
ISBN-10: 8847007623
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 513
Published: July 2008
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 20.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 2.14