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Hepatobiliary surgery 

Hepatobiliary surgery
Hepatobiliary surgery

Raj K. Prasad

and Imeshi Wijetunga

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date: 19 September 2021

This chapter discusses common elective and emergency presentations to hepatobiliary surgery. Gallstone disease, being the commonest hepatobiliary condition encountered by general surgical trainees, is discussed in detail. A separate section on acute ascending cholangitis is included with a brief description of the steps involved in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Acute pancreatitis is discussed in Pancreatic Surgery Chapter 3. An overview of the assessment and management of post-cholecystectomy complications, such as bile duct injury and vascular injuries, is provided with illustrations. Management of common malignant conditions of the liver, such as colorectal liver metastasis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and cholangiocarcinoma, is included with detailed discussion of pre-operative imaging. Liver resection surgery and liver transplant surgery, as well as non-surgical management, are discussed. Details of post-operative management of hepatobiliary patients are aimed at the junior surgical trainee working in a tertiary hepatobiliary unit to aid day-to-day management of post-operative patients on the wards, as well as subsequent follow-up.

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