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Diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tree 

Diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tree

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Diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tree
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J.A. Summerfield

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1523

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 27 June 2017

Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts are common, with gallstones and their complications being most frequent. Less common are biliary strictures, usually malignant, which are caused by adenocarcinomas of the pancreas, bile ducts, ampulla of Vater, and gallbladder. Rarely encountered are sclerosing cholangitis and a variety of congenital disorders....

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