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Biliary Lithiasis

Basic Science, Current Diagnosis and Management

  • Provides a complete overview on biliary lithiasis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Stefan Sauerland
    Pages 13-18
  3. Piero Portincasa, Antonio Moschetta, Agostino Di Ciaula, Daniela Pontrelli, Rosa C. Sasso, Helen H. Wang et al.
    Pages 19-49
  4. Grant Caddy
    Pages 67-74
  5. Riccardo Manfredi, Sara Mehrabi, Massimiliano Motton, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
    Pages 75-92
  6. Luc Soler, Ronan Cahill, Jacques Marescaux
    Pages 93-103
  7. Gian M Gazzaniga, Marco Filauro
    Pages 115-122
  8. Markus Schäfer
    Pages 123-129
  9. Jean-Marc Catheline, Joël Roussel
    Pages 131-141
  10. Emilie Lermite, Patrick Pessaux
    Pages 143-148
  11. Piero Portincasa, Antonio Moschetta, Francesco Puglisi, Luigi Borracino, David Q. -H. Wang
    Pages 149-157
  12. G. Paolo Spina, Giacomo Gaverini
    Pages 159-173
  13. Anna M. Koivusalo
    Pages 175-183
  14. Jean-François Gigot, Catherine Hubert, Benoit Navez
    Pages 185-207
  15. Cinthya Solano, Monica Gualtierotti, Ronan Cahill, Jacques Marescaux
    Pages 209-216
  16. Manuel Planells Roig, Rafael Garcia Espinosa, Consuelo Arnal Bertomeu, Angel Sanahuja Santafé, Miguel Carrau Giner, Maria Cervera Delgado et al.
    Pages 217-236
  17. Giuseppe Borzellino, Edoardo Saladino, Manuela De Luca, Claudio Cordiano
    Pages 237-247

About this book


The book provides an overview on biliary lithiasis and all its clinical pictures, twenty years after the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The gallbladder, the main bile duct and intra-hepatic stones, in their uncomplicated and complicated forms are illustrated. Chapters are focused on basic science, epidemiology, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to biliary lithiasis. The different diagnostic procedures described include  invasive and noninvasive imaging,  and treatment options take into consideration medical treatment, open and minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic and percutaneous approaches, both individually and as combined procedures. 

The book's content is not limited to the most commonly used therapeutic approaches reported in the literature, but also addresses new and innovative therapeutic strategies for biliary lithiasis.

Thanks to its comprehensive approach, this volume will be of interest not only for GPs amd specialists in this field, but also to residents and other health professional of different disciplines.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
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Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

"This is an attempt to provide a comprehensive reference for all practitioners in the field … . The book fulfills this worthy objective admirably. … It is intended primarily for nonspecialist surgeons and physicians. … This is an excellent addition to the library of surgeons for whom biliary tract disease is a significant portion of practice. … highly readable and will serve as an excellent reference for students and trainees. … will fill an important place in the libraries of many physicians and institutions." (Carol EH Scott-Conner, Doody’s Review Services, January, 2009)