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Liver and biliary tree 

Liver and biliary tree
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Liver and biliary tree
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10.1093/med/9780199219018.003.0008
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date: 02 March 2021

Introduction 224

Biliary colic 226

Acute cholecystitis 228

Obstructive jaundice 232

Acute cholangitis 234

Liver trauma 236

Liver abscess 238

Gallstone ileus 239

Early postoperative complications: liver resection 240

Early postoperative complications: laparoscopic and open cholecystectomies 241

Early postoperative complications: ERCP and PTC 242

The majority of acute hepatobiliary diseases are associated with gallstones. Gallstones are very common in the West, but < 30% of people with gallstones become symptomatic. Knowledge of biliary anatomy (Fig. ...

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