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Diseases of the liver and biliary system
Sherlock, Sheila, Dame.
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Eleventh edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvi, 706 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Anatomy and function -- Assessment of liver function -- Biopsy of the liver -- The haematology of liver disease -- Ultrasound, tomography and magnetic resonance imaging -- Hepato-cellular failure -- Hepatic encephalopathy -- Acute liver failure -- Ascites -- The portal venous system and portal hypertension -- The hepatic artery and hepatic veins: the liver in circulatory failure -- Jaundice -- Cholestasis --Primary biliary cirrhosis -- Scherosing cholangitis -- Viral hepatitis: general features, hepatitis A, hepatitis E and other viruses -- Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis delta virus -- Hepatitis C virus -- Chronic hepatitis: general features, and autoimmune chronic disease -- Drugs and the liver -- Hepatic cirrhosis -- Alcohol and the liver -- Iron overload states -- Wilson's Disease -- Nutritional and metabolic liver diseases -- The liver in infancy and childhood -- The liver in pregnancy -- The liver in systemic disease, granulomas and hepatic trauma -- The liver in infections -- Nodules and benign liver lesions -- Malignant liver tumours -- Imaging of the biliary tract: interventional radiology and endoscopy -- Cysts and congenital biliary abnormalities -- Gallstones and inflammatory gallbladder diseases -- Benign stricture of the bile ducts -- Diseases of the Ampulla of Vater and pancreas -- Tumours of the gallbladder and bile ducts -- Hepatic transplantation.
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RC845 .S54 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System continues to be the pre-eminent textbook of choice for trainee as well as practising gastroenterologists who want a clear and lucid description of the very latest issues in this growing discipline. Every chapter has been updated with the most recent advances in the study and control of hepatitis, in its various forms. Technical and therapeutic advances have appeared in all areas of hepatology, in particular portal hypertension, liver tumours, genetic diseases and imaging, both diagnostic and therapeutic. All are brought up-to-date in the very readable style characteristic of this standard text.

Table of Contents

1 Anatomy and Function
2 Assessment of Liver Function
3 Biopsy of the Liver
4 The Haematology of Liver Disease
5 Ultrasound, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
6 Hepato-cellular Failure
7 Hepatic Encephalopathy
8 Fulminant Hepatic Failure
9 Ascites
10 The Portal Venous System and Portal Hypertension
11 The Hepatic Artery and Hepatic Veins: the Liver in Circulatory Failure
12 Jaundice
13 Cholestasis
14 Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
15 Sclerosing Cholangitis
16 Virus Hepatitis
17 Chronic Hepatitis
18 Drugs and the Liver
19 Hepatic Cirrhosis
20 Alcohol and the Liver
21 Iron Overload States
22 Wilson's Disease
23 Nutritional and Metabolic Liver Diseases
24 The Liver in Infancy and Childhood
25 The Liver in Pregnancy
26 The Liver in System Disease: Hepatic Trauma
27 The Liver in Infections
28 Hepatic Tumours
29 Imaging of the Biliary Tract: Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy
30 Cysts and Congenital Biliary Abnormalities
31 Gallstones and Inflammatory Gallbladder Diseases
32 Benign Stricture of the Bile Ducts
33 Diseases of the Ampulla of Vater and Pancreas
34 Tumours of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts
35 Hepatic Transplantation