Pancreas and Biliary Disease

A Point of Care Clinical Guide

  • Kulwinder Dua
  • Reza Shaker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Clinical Scenario: Abdominal Pain With or Without Elevated Amylase and Lipase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Raghuwansh P. Sah, Santhi Swaroop Vege
      Pages 23-37
    3. Rupjyoti Talukdar, D. Nageshwar Reddy
      Pages 39-58
    4. Venkata N. Muddana, Nalini M. Guda
      Pages 59-81
  3. Clinical Scenario: Painless Jaundice/Unintentional Weight Loss

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Chad Barnes, Kathleen K. Christians, Douglas B. Evans, Susan Tsai
      Pages 105-128
  4. Clinical Scenario: Incidental Finding on CT/Dizziness/Secretary Diarrhea/Skin Rash

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. George Younan, Susan Tsai, Douglas B. Evans, Kathleen K. Christians
      Pages 131-151
  5. Clinical Scenario: Incidental Finding on CT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Omer Basar, William R. Brugge
      Pages 155-200
  6. Clinical Scenario: Pain/Fever/Jaundice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Travis P. Webb
      Pages 221-229
    3. Srinivas Gaddam, Simon Lo
      Pages 231-250
    4. Sheeva K. Parbhu, Douglas G. Adler
      Pages 251-286
    5. Abdulrahman Y. Hammad, Nicholas G. Berger, T. Clark Gamblin
      Pages 287-320
  7. Clinical Scenario: Painless Jaundice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Abdulrahman Y. Hammad, Natesh Shivakumar, T. Clark Gamblin
      Pages 349-375
  8. Clinical Scenario: “Biliary” Pain With or Without Intermittent Elevation of LFTs/Lipase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Jennifer A. Cahill, Walter J. Hogan
      Pages 379-399
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 401-409

About this book


This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of common disorders affecting the pancreas and the bile duct. The book reviews the anatomy and laboratory test relevant to the pathophysiology of the disease, categorizes the symptoms under clinical scenarios like “incidental finding” or “painless jaundice”, defines accuracy (or lack of) of the investigations used, and formulates a management plan as per evidence-based recommendations. The spectrum of diseases covered include commonly occurring benign conditions like pancreatitis, gall stone disease, bile duct strictures, and malignant diseases of the pancreas, gall bladder and the bile ducts. Also included are topics on motility disorders of the pancreaticobiliary system and pre-malignant conditions. 

Written by experts in the field, Pancreas and Biliary Diseases: A Point of Care Clinical Guide is a valuable reference resource for clinicians who need the latest evidence-based approach to manage these complex patients and answer questions the patient or the referring doctors may have regarding pancreas and biliary diseases. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kulwinder Dua
    • 1
  • Reza Shaker
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology & HepatologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology & HepatologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28087-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28089-9
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