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Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Disorders

  • Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Detailed information on alcoholic hepatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

    Detailed information on alcohol induced liver disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis

    Detailed information on autoimmune hepatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Disorders of the Biliary System

    Detailed information on the most common disorders of the biliary system, including gallstones, cholangitis, cholecystitis, biliary cirrhosis, and biliary duct cancer

  • Biliary System: Anatomy and Functions

    Detailed anatomical description of the biliary system, including a full-color labeled illustration

  • Cholangitis

    Detailed information on cholangitis, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Cholecystitis

    Detailed information on cholecystitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis

    Detailed information on cirrhosis, chronic liver disease, and fibrosis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Biliary Cirrhosis/Bile Duct Cancer

    Detailed information on biliary cirrhosis and bile duct cancer, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Common Characteristics of Liver Disease

    Detailed information on liver diseases, including the most common characteristics of liver disease such as jaundice, cholestasis, liver enlargement, portal hypertension, esophageal varices, ascites, liver encephalopathy, and liver failure

  • Congenital Liver Defects

    Detailed information on congenital liver defects, including biliary atresia and choledochal cyst

  • Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Diagnostic Procedures

    Detailed information on the most common diagnostic procedures for liver, biliary, and pancreatic disorders

  • Disorders of the Liver

    Detailed information on disorders of the liver, including alcohol-induced liver disease, chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, congenital defects, hepatitis, liver tumors, and liver transplantation

  • Drug-Induced Hepatitis

    Detailed information on drug-induced hepatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Hepatitis B

    Detailed information on hepatitis B, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Hepatitis C

    Detailed information on hepatitis C, including causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Hepatitis

    Detailed information on the different types of hepatitis, including viral hepatitis, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c

  • Home Page - Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Disorders

    Detailed information on liver, biliary, and pancreatic disorders

  • Liver: Anatomy and Functions

    Detailed anatomical description of human liver, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations

  • Liver Transplantation

    Detailed information on liver transplantation, including donor lists, organ rejection, details of the procedure, and long-term outlook following a liver transplant

  • Online Resources - Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Disorders

    List of online resources to find additional information on liver, biliary, and pancreatic disorders

  • Other Liver Disorders

    Detailed information on autoimmune and metabolic liver disorders, including hemochromatosis (iron overload disease) and Wilson's disease

  • Pancreatitis

    Detailed information on pancreatitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Pancreas: Anatomy and Functions

    Detailed anatomical description of human pancreas, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations

  • Pseudocysts of the Pancreas

    Detailed information on pseudocysts of the pancreas, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Topic Index - Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Disorders

    Detailed information on liver, biliary, and pancreatic disorders

  • Liver Disease Statistics

    Statistics relating to liver, biliary, and pancreatic disorders

  • Common Liver Function Tests

    Detailed information on the most common liver function tests, including serum bilirubin test, serum albumin test, serum alkaline phosphatase test, serum aminotransferases, prothrombin time test, alanine transaminase test, aspartate transaminase test, gamm

  • Liver Tumors

    Detailed information on liver tumors, including types, symptoms, staging, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Disorders of the Pancreas

    Detailed information on pancreas disorders, including pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    Detailed information on pancreatic cancer, including types of benign tumors in the pancreas, malignant pancreatic cancers, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Gallstones

    Detailed information on gallstones, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Viral Hepatitis Overview

    Detailed information on the different types of hepatitis, including viral hepatitis, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c

  • Acute Liver Failure

    Acute liver failure is a rare condition that happens when your liver suddenly begins to lose its ability to function. This is frequently the immediate result of an overdose of medication or poisoning.

  • Pancreas Transplantation

    Pancreas transplantation is a type of surgery in which you receive a healthy donor pancreas. It is an option for some people with type 1 diabetes.

  • Understanding Acute Pancreatitis

    Pancreatitis is an inflammation of your pancreas that causes it to become irritated.

  • Annular Pancreas

    Annular pancreas is the most common defect seen in the pancreas, an organ that plays an important part in your digestive process. The condition is caused by a genetic birth defect.

  • Understanding Chronic Pancreatitis

    If your pancreas suddenly becomes inflamed — swollen and irritated — it’s called acute pancreatitis. If you don't recover from acute pancreatitis and the inflammation persists and gets gradually worse, you have chronic pancreatitis.

  • Gallstone Pancreatitis

    Pancreatitis is a disease that causes inflammation and pain in your pancreas. This is a small organ that produces fluids and enzymes to break down food, as part of the digestive process.

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Fatty liver disease means that you have fat deposits inside your liver. These deposits may keep your liver from doing a good job of removing toxins from your blood.

  • Portal Hypertension

    Portal hypertension is high blood pressure of the portal vein, which is in your abdomen. It collects nutrient-rich blood from your intestines and carries it to the liver for cleaning.

  • The Digestive Process: The Liver and its Many Functions

    The liver is the largest organ in your body. At about 3 pounds and about the size of a football, it performs many functions essential for good health and a long life.

  • The Digestive Process: What Is the Role of Your Pancreas in Digestion?

    Your pancreas plays a significant role in digestion. It is located inside your abdomen, just behind your stomach, and it is about the size of your hand.

  • Islet Cell Carcinoma

    Islet cell carcinoma is a type of cancer in which tumors form in the pancreas