Special Issue "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Pancreatobiliary Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: pancreatobiliary diseases; endoscopic ultrasound; ERCP; colorectal cancer screening
Clinical management of pancreatobiliary diseases can be challenging since symptoms and signs of various benign and malignant conditions of the pancreatobiliary system may overlap. Accurate diagnosis of the underlying pathology would help to guide subsequent clinical management, but differentiation between benign and malignant pathologies of the pancreatobiliary system may not always be straightforward. In patients with suspected pancreatobiliary diseases, prompt evaluation by blood tests, cross-sectional imaging and endoscopy (eg, EUS, ERCP) tailored to the presenting symptoms and signs would often help to clarify the diagnosis and triage appropriate treatment.
Despite advances in technology, diagnostic dilemma and therapeutic challenges are not uncommon in patients with benign and malignant pancreatobiliary diseases. Because a multi-disciplinary approach is often necessary to optimize care of these patients, this Special Issue is devoted to publication of review articles and original research to highlight the latest developments in the field of endoscopy, surgery, and oncology in patients with difficult to manage pancreatobiliary conditions.
Dr. Raymond Tang
Dr. Rashid N. Lui
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- indeterminate biliary strictures
- pancreatic cancer