By (author) Neoptolemos, John; By (author) Bhutani, Manoop S.
The various disorders of the pancreas and biliary tree described in this new text will be encountered in any primary care practice. For example, gallstones are prevalent worldwide and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality; gallbladder carcinoma is the fifth most common gastrointestinal cancer in the USA, and at least 45,000 North Americans will die every year from diseases of the pancreas. This book provides expert and clear guidance on the diagnosis and management of the disorders that affect these systems and is an invaluable addition to the reference resources of the primary care team. - Written by two of the world's pre-eminent specialists - Highly detailed step-by-step guide to the clinical features, diagnosis, surgical and pharmacological treatments, management of -complications and future trends in the management of all major pancreatic disorders - Comprehensively illustrated to aid diagnosis and explain treatment techniques - All chapters conclude with key points and up-to-the-minute references