Handbook of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery PDF
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Over the past decade, hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery has emerged as a mature specialty of general surgery. While a significant percentage of HPB surgery problems are malignant, HPB surgeons also treat a large number of benign disease conditions such as acute and chronic pancreatitis, bile duct injury and benign bile duct stricture, primary sclerosing cholangitis, benign liver lesions, cirrhosis, and portal hypertension. Diagnosis, evaluation, and both operative and nonoperative treatment of these patients are often undertaken in a multidisciplinary format. Surgical decision making in these complex patients is challenging and requires excellent judgment that comes from experience. Treatment of many HPB conditions (such as necrotizing pancreatitis, chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer) is an actively evolving process.
Given this entire picture, the goal of this handbook is to provide an in-depth yet concise overview of contemporary treatment of specific HPB surgical conditions. The target audience for the book includes surgical residents in training, HPB surgery fellows, and general surgeons in practice who may not encounter these complex HPB surgical conditions in day-to-day practice. Others who will likely find the text useful include parallel specialty practitioners like gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, and medical oncologists (i.e. those typically involved in multidisciplinary treatment of HPB patients) who will gain benefit from understanding surgical perspective of these conditions.
The authors have been selected specifically for their expertise in their chapter’s specific topics. As a whole, the author block represents substantial academic gravitas in HPB surgery. The depth of their surgical experience is accessible through clear prose and will be beneficial to all those invested in the care of HPB surgery patients.
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