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Endoscopic management of pancreatico-biliary cancer and precancerous conditions
First edition (2015)
TESTONI P. A., ARCIDIACONO P. G., MARIANI A.
A volume of 242 pages with 178 b/w and colour figures and 32 tables
Endoscopic transpapillary approach to pancreatico-biliary ductal system (ERCP) for diagnosing and treating biliary and pancreatic diseases has a long history starting in the 1970s of the last century.
Over years, ERCP has become the standard practice in the management and palliation of non-resectable malignant biliary and pancreatic disorders. The development of advanced imaging technologies and new devices for endoluminal diagnosis and therapy has markedly expanded the yield of ERCP in pancreatico-biliary oncology.
New technologically-advanced devices and materials allow endoluminal therapy to treat lesions that until few years ago could only be treated by surgery, as bilio- or pancreatico-digestive EUS-guided anastomosis or debridment of necrotic collections occurring after a severe acute pancreatitis, with significant improvement in patients’ morbidity, hospital costs, and a significant cost-saving for the health care system, if routinely adopted in clinical practice outside referral centers.
In this book, unique for its completeness and specificity, the Editors have brought together the world’s top experts and asked them to address all present and future aspects of the endoscopic management of pancreatico-biliary tumors, from the advanced diagnostics to therapy, with the aim of providing the reader with the state of the art in the field and future perspectives.
TECHNIQUES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF PANCREATICO-BILIARY LESIONS
Biliary confocal endomicroscopy: technique, results and future development
Optical coherence tomography for pancreato-biliary ductal system: technique and future developments
ERCP diagnosis in biliary and pancreatic neoplasia
Endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging pancreatico-biliary and ampullary neoplasia
Ultrasound-guided FNA of cystic lesions of the pancreas
Contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasound and elastography for pancreatic lesions
Endoscopic resection of ampullary neoplasms: technique and complications
Stents and stenting techniques in pancreatico-biliary malignancies
MANAGEMENT OF PANCREATICO-BILIARY LESIONS
Ultrasound endoscopic management and follow-up of ampullary neoplasms
Management of the cystic diseases of the pancreas
Ultrasound endoscopic management and follow-up of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms
Endoscopic therapy for pancreatic neoplasms
Pancreatic cancer and mass forming autoimmune panceratitis: a clinical problem
Endoscopic management of sclerosing cholangitis
Endoscopic management of biliary strictures of unknown etiology
Endoscopic duodenal and biliary stenting in pancreatico-biliary neoplasia
Endoscopic management of biliary infections in the neoplastic patient
Surgically altered anatomy and fistulas/leaks
Endoscopic palliation of jaundice before surgery: when and how
Ultrasound assisted ERCP
THE FUTURE OF DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC ENDOSCOPY FOR PANCREATICO-BILIARY LESIONS
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided cryo-thermal ablation of pancreatic mass lesions: results and future perspectives
Endoscopic pancreatico-biliary stenting: future perspectives
Pancreatoscopy in the pre-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases of pancreas
Intraductal therapy for biliary neoplasia: radiofrequency ablation and photdynamic therapy