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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

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

About the editors

Kulwinder Dua, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Milwaukee, WI

Reza Shaker, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Milwaukee, WI

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pancreas and Biliary Disease
  • Book Subtitle A Point of Care Clinical Guide
  • Editors Kulwinder Dua
    Reza Shaker
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-28087-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-28089-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 409
  • Number of Illustrations 133 b/w illustrations, 153 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gastroenterology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“It is meant primarily for busy clinicians and residents who care for patients with pancreatic and biliary diseases … . The book covers most of the common pancreatic and biliary diseases and provides current evidence based information about them. … it is a readable book, the contents are up to date, and it meets its goal.” (Pramod Garg, The National Medical Journal of India, Vol. 30 (3), May- June, 2017)

“This is an overview of the common disorders affecting the pancreas and biliary system. … The audience is practicing gastroenterologists as well as GI fellows. … This is a great overview of the symptoms and management of the common and uncommon biliary and pancreatic diseases. … It is a great resource to have on your bookshelf. ” (Brenton Rogers, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2017)