Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biliary Tract - Review and Recent Progress

Qiang Yan

Huzhou Central Hospital

Medical doctor, adjunct professor, and FACS, Chairman of Department of General Surgery at Zhejiang University Huzhou Hospital and Director of Department of Hepatopancreatic and Biliary Surgery and Department of Surgery Teaching and Research.


Huaping Shen

Zhejiang University Huzhou Hospital

Associate chief of the Department of Hepatopancreatic & Biliary (HPB) Surgery, Zhejiang University Huzhou Hospital who has been engaged in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery for 9 years, and is an expert in diagnosis and treatments of diseases in hepatobiliary and pancreatic fields.


Physiological Anatomy Pathophysiology Choledochal Cyst Bile Duct Stone Inflammation Obstructive Jaundice Gallbladder Carcinoma Cholangiocarcinoma Diagnosis Therapeutics Surgical Treatment Management of Complications

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The biliary tract is the duct that carries bile from the liver to the duodenum and is anatomically divided into intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts. The biliary tract is an important channel for bile transport, ensuring the normal bile metabolism and the functioning of all functional mechanisms of the body. However, the bile ducts cause diseases such as biliary stones, cholangitis, and obstructive jaundice due to structural malformations or bile abnormalities. Meanwhile, malignant tumors of the bile ducts, due to their high malignancy, are at an advanced stage once detected and lose the chance of radical treatment by surgery. The diagnosis and treatment of bile duct diseases are constantly updated with technological advances. Early screening helps to detect the disease at an earlier stage, and the development of minimally invasive surgery minimizes the trauma of surgery, and the rapid postoperative recovery enables patients to resume normal life earlier.

This book discusses the anatomy and pathophysiological characteristics of the biliary tract, the latest progress in the treatment of different diseases of the biliary tract, and the management of complications. We hope that this book will provide clinicians with evidence for clinical decision-making and provide scientists with a comprehensive overview of current developments in this vital area.

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Qiang Yan

Huzhou Central Hospital

Qiang Yan, MD, is a master’s supervisor, adjunct professor, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is the chairman of the Department of General Surgery and the director of the Department of Hepatopancreatic and Biliary Surgery and Department of Surgery Teaching and Research, Zhejiang University Huzhou Hospital. Dr. Yan is a member of the Committees of Biliary Surgeons, Department of Surgeons and Hepatobiliary Minimal of Non-invasive Surgery, Chinese Medical Doctor Association, and many other academic associations. He is also a special member of the editorial committees of the Chinese Journal of General Surgery, Liver Cancer, and Chinese Journal of Clinicians. He is a participant in the High-Level Talents of Zhejiang Medicine and Zhejiang Province 151 Talents. Dr. Yan completed advanced studies in hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, California, and University Hospital Regensburg, Germany. He has more than thirty high-quality papers to his credit.

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