Procedures in Hepatogastroenterology

  • Guido N. J. Tytgat
  • Chris J. J. Mulder

Part of the Developments in Gastroenterology book series (DIGA, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Endoscopy of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract

    1. R. W. M. Van Der Hulst, M. Van Ierland-Van Leeuwen
      Pages 1-29
    2. E. M. Vreeburg, P. Snel, G. N. J. Tytgat
      Pages 31-47
    3. E. A. J. Rauws
      Pages 49-68
    4. Guido N. J. Tytgat, Chris J. J. Mulder
      Pages 69-69
    5. Guido N. J. Tytgat, Chris J. J. Mulder
      Pages 89-90
    6. E. M. H. Mathus-Vliegen
      Pages 91-98
    7. M. L. Van Ierland-Van Leeuwen, R. W. M. Van Der Hulst, P. Fockens
      Pages 99-106
    8. J. D. Van Bergeijk, C. J. J. Mulder
      Pages 107-114
    9. C. J. J. Mulder
      Pages 115-119
    10. E. M. H. Mathus-Vliegen
      Pages 121-130
    11. C. J. J. Mulder, P. J. Wahab
      Pages 131-136
  3. Endoscopic retrogade cholangiopancreatography

    1. K. Huibregtse, J. Haringsma, D. A. Cohen
      Pages 137-157
    2. K. Huibregtse, J. Haringsma, D. A. Cohen
      Pages 159-171
    3. K. Huibregtse, J. Haringsma, D. A. Cohen
      Pages 173-192
  4. Hepatobiliary investigation

    1. D. J. Van Leeuwen
      Pages 193-207
    2. Guido N. J. Tytgat, Chris J. J. Mulder
      Pages 209-210
    3. H. R. Van Buuren, R. A. De Man
      Pages 211-219

About this book


Endoscopy has revolutionized clinical gastroenterology. In 1961 Basil Hirschowitz published the first flexible endoscopic examination of the stomach and duodenal bulb. We moved from flexible fiberendoscopes to current video-endoscopic equip­ ment. Current video-endoscopes incorporate a black and white or color 'chip' at the tip of the instrument which transforms the visual image into electronic signals. The size of the pincet is constantly getting smaller, heading for 5 /Lm, further increasing the resolution. The signals are reassembled into high-quality color images in a video monitor. Endoscopes are now used to examine the entire gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum, including the biliary and pancreatic ductal system. Targeted endoscopic biopsy offers rapid and precise diagnosis. Endoscopic ultrasonography is of unsurpassed accuracy in staging gastrointestinal tumors, in assessing pancreatic and biliary disease, and disorders of the rectum and anal canal. Moreover, targeted cytological sampling is possible of abnormalities of the intestinal wall or peri­ intestinal lymph node. Yet despite these glamorous achievements changes are to be expected in the overall emphasis of diagnostic endoscopy. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography may very well compete for a substantial fraction of diagnostic ERCP. Virtual colonoscopy or computed tomographic colography may well compete with (and take over?) screening/surveillance colonoscopy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Guido N. J. Tytgat
    • 1
  • Chris J. J. Mulder
    • 2
  1. 1.GE, AMCNetherlands
  2. 2.GE, Rijnstate HospitalArnhemNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6488-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5702-5
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