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Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Tree
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis and management of diseases of the biliary tree. Topics covered include: congenital biliary abnormalities, genetic cholangiopathies, autoimmune cholangiopathies, inflammatory and drug-related cholangiopathies, and cholangiocarcinoma. Given their particular importance (even for clinicians working with adults), pediatric conditions are also examined. In addition, a special section is devoted to pregnancy and diseases of the biliary tree, and to transplants and diseases of the biliary tree.

Each chapter offers up-to-date information on the management of the diseases discussed. Moreover, the book addresses new treatments for autoimmune cholestatic liver diseases, reflecting the new therapeutic targets that have recently been discovered. Examples include farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-agonists, together with new drugs that affect the composition of bile flow. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable guide for a broad range of practitioners.


Part 1. Congenital biliary abnormalities: Biliary atresia. Congenital cystic lesion of the biliary tree. Biliary hamartomas.- Part 2. Genetic cholangiopathies: Alagille syndrome. Caroli disease. Liver disease in cystic fibrosis. Low-phospholipidic associated cholelithiasis (LPAC syndrome).- Part 3. Autoimmune cholangiopathies: Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Primary sclerosing cholangitis. IgG4-related cholangitis. Overlap syndromes.- Part 4. Secondary cholangiopathies: Inflammatory cholangitis. Drug-induced cholangiopathies.- Part 5 Neoplasms of the biliary tree:Cholangiocarcinoma.- Part 6. Special topics: Pregnancy and diseases of the biliary tree. Transplant and diseases of the biliary tree.


ISBN-13: 9783030659103
Publisher: Springer (Springer Nature Switzerland AG)
Publication date: February, 2022
Pages: 293
Weight: 468g
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Subcategories: Gastroenterology, General, Hepatology, Paediatrics and Neonatal


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