Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Bile Duct

Monjur Ahmed

Thomas Jefferson University


Functions of Bile Duct Bile Duct Imaging Sphincter of Oddi Manometry Complications of SOD Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Types of Choledochoceles Complications Imaging Pathogenesis Management of Biliary Strictures Management of Cholangitis Etiology

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The bile duct is the part of the biliary system transporting bile from the intrahepatic biliary canaliculi in the liver and also from the gallbladder to the duodenum. It can be affected by various diseases which include stone disease, infection, choledochoceles, bile leaks, biliary fistula, benign and malignant strictures. The bile duct is near the liver and pancreas. So many hepatic and pancreatic diseases also affect the bile duct. The bile duct is evaluated by hepatic function tests, cross-sectional imagings like magnetic resonance cholangiography, computerized tomography, trans-abdominal ultrasound or by endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures like endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, cholangioscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. Management of diseases of the bile duct requires a multi-disciplinary team which includes primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists. This book will contain different chapters which will discuss not only anatomical and physiological aspects but also the current diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of different bile duct diseases.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: December 3rd 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 23rd 2019

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: February 22nd 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: May 12th 2020

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Expected publication date: July 11th 2020

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Monjur Ahmed

Thomas Jefferson University

Working as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Practicing gastroenterologist for 20 years. Special interest in eosinophilic esophagitis, gastrointestinal motility and dysphagia. He also serves as an Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology.

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