This multi-authored text addresses the entire spectrum of technologies currently available for diagnosing and treating hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. The first three chapters cover the fundamental histology and surgical pathology of each organ system, preparing the reader to understand the various diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that are subsequently described.
In the chapter on diagnosing hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies, currently available diagnostic methods are presented. These methods include ultrasonography, endoscopic ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, ultrasound-guided percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and drainage, angiography, radionuclide scintigraphy, and biochemical tumor markers. Each of these diagnostic tools is appropriately illustrated, informative,