Diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary system affect a substantial proportion of the world's population and involve doctors and health care workers across many disciplines. The aim of the ABC of Liver, Pancreas and Gall Bladder is to provide an overview of these diseases. To this end it contains helpful algorithms for diagnosing and treating common diseases. Information on treatment and prognosis for rarer conditions are also discussed, making this a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the subject. Contents include: Gallstone disease Acute and chronic viral hepatitis Causes of parenchymal liver disease Portal hypertension Liver tumours Liver abscesses and hydatid disease Acute and chronic pancreatitis Pancreatic tumours Liver and pancreatic trauma Transplantation of the liver and pancreas. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book enables the busy clinician to keep abreast of advances in diagnosis and management of all conditions and provides the essential information for medical and nursing students, GPs and junior hospital doctors in general medical and surgical training.Beckinghan, I. J. is the author of 'ABC of Liver, Pancreas and Gall Bladder' with ISBN 9780727915313 and ISBN 0727915312.