Diseases of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas

S. R. Prabhu, David H. Felix

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In this chapter, liver diseases and those of the gall bladder and pancreas are discussed. The chapter begins with the common signs and symptoms of liver disease in general. This is followed by investigations employed in the diagnostic process. Liver diseases of dental interest discussed in this chapter include viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), gallstones (cholelithiasis), cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Other topics discussed of dental interest are jaundice, ascites and hepatomegaly. Each disease entity starts with the definition or description followed by its causes, symptoms, signs, the investigations employed, and principles of management. Where relevant, oral and dental aspects of diseases of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes on General Medicine for Dental Practice
Subtitle of host publicationA System Based approach with Dental Management Considerations
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781634630283
ISBN (Print)9781634630061
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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