10. Clinical Approach to Pancreatobiliary Disease

  1. John N. Plevris MD, PhD, FRCPE, FEBGH3 and
  2. Colin W. Howden MD, FRCP (Glasg.), FACP, AGAF, FACG4
  1. Erica J. Revie BSc, MBChB, MRCS1,
  2. Lisa J. Massie MBChB1,
  3. Anne-Marie Lennon MB, PhD, MRCP (UK)1 and
  4. O. James Garden BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCS(Glas), FRCS(Ed), FRCP(Ed), FRACS(Hon), FRCSC(Hon)2

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch10

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

How to Cite

Revie, E. J., Massie, L. J., Lennon, A.-M. and Garden, O. J. (2012) Clinical Approach to Pancreatobiliary Disease, in Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology (eds J. N. Plevris and C. W. Howden), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  2. 4

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Specialist Surgical Registrar, Clinical Surgery, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  2. 2

    Clinical Surgery, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182270

Online ISBN: 9781444346381

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Keywords:

  • jaundice;
  • chronic pancreatitis;
  • ERCP;
  • endoscopic ultrasonography;
  • choledocholithiasis;
  • biliary obstruction;
  • cholangitis;
  • cystic;
  • adenocarcinoma;
  • gallstones

Summary

The jaundiced patient may represent a wide spectrum of disease, from common benign conditions to a number of malignant processes. Differentiating between these conditions can be challenging. In this chapter, three cases have been chosen to demonstrate key issues in the investigation and management of the jaundiced patient. The first case focuses on an unusual presentation of pancreatic disease, the second looks at choledocholithiasis and its complications, and the final case examines pancreatic cancer. In all cases, the importance of interpreting results of investigations within the clinical context is emphasized.