Anatomy of the biliary tract.- Physiology of obstructive jaundice.- Epidemiology of gall bladder cancer.- Etiopathology of gall bladder cancer.- Clinical presentation of gall bladder cancer.-Diagnosis and staging of gall bladder cancer.- Management of gall bladder cancer.- Incidental gall bladder cancer.- Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy in gall bladder cancer.- Prognosis of gall bladder cancer.- Prevention of gall bladder cancer.- Institutional contributions in gall bladder cancer.- Unanswered questions and areas for research in gall bladder cancer.
This book covers various aspects of gall bladder cancer, e.g. its epidemiology, etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, investigations, staging, management, prevention, etc. Gall bladder cancer is the most common form of biliary tract cancer worldwide, there are peculiar geographical variations in its incidence; while it is rare in the developed west (North America and Western Europe), high incidence rates are reported from Central and South America, Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia (Japan and Korea) and northern India.
In addition, the book addresses a number of related issues including thick walled gall bladder, gall bladder cancer with surgical obstructive jaundice, incidental gall bladder cancer, the role and place of common bile duct excision, the Japanese aggressive surgical approach, management of asymptomatic gall stones, etc.
An authoritative work that provides detailed insights into various aspects of gall bladder cancer and its management, the book offers a valuable resource for physicians in high-incidence areas and low-incidence areas alike. It is richly illustrated throughout with radiographs (US, CT, MRI, etc.) and operative and specimen photos.
Dr Vinay K Kapoor (MS, FRCSEd) received his surgical training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He is currently a Professor of Surgical Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India. He has been a Visiting Professor at King's College Hospital, London and the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, and a consultant surgeon at Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has been an examiner for MRCS at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, England and Glasgow, and is a member of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Task Force on gall bladder cancer.
Dr Kapoor's main research interests are gall bladder cancer and bile duct injury. An internationally respected authority, he has conducted extensive research, both clinical and experimental, on various aspects of gall bladder cancer and has published numerous book chapters and articles on these topics. He has recently launched an online education portal called Prashna India.