Liver and Endoscopy, an Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease
by Andres Cardenas (9781437719147)

Liver and Endoscopy, an Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease
 
Andres Cardenas
Release Date: 15 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1
Category: Gastroenterology
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
ISBN: 9781437719147
ISBN-10: 1437719147



Gastrointestinal endoscopy plays an essential role in the management of patients with liver disease. This issue reviews the standard of care in the endoscopic management of portal hypertension and biliary disease before and after liver transplantation. A thorough knowledge of the available endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic methods is essential for the practicing hepatologist. Emphasis is placed on recent advances in imaging techniques such as the application of capsule endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound in the evaluation of portal hypertension and recent advances in cholangioscopy and biliary tissue sampling. Additionally new information regarding the endoscopic management of esophageal and gastric varices is reviewed. Finally, the current role of ERCP in the diagnosis and staging of cholangiocarcinoma before liver transplantation and the endoscopic management of biliary complications after liver transplantation is discussed.

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