Pancreatic and Biliary Duct Diseases

The pancreas and biliary tract is crucial secondary organ for the human digestive system as when they don't work properly, it affects the entire body. Pancreatic and biliary tract problems can cause severe abnormalities such as stomach pain, bloating, nausea and vomiting. Anyone with such symptoms, especially when they are severe and long lasting, should see a doctor immediately as to receive perfect care and prevention.

The pancreas is a solid organ that sits behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that flow into small channels called ducts. The biliary tract is comprised of the organs and ducts that make, store and deliver bile. The pancreas and biliary tract are key to digestion that when they don't work properly, it affects the entire body. Pancreatic and biliary tract problems can lead to severe stomach pain, bloating, nausea and vomiting, among other things. Any kind of obstruction of any of these ducts is referred to as a biliary obstruction. They are quite common too, and affect five out of every 1,000 people in the United States. Many of the conditions related to biliary obstructions can be treated successfully. However, if the blockage remains untreated for a long period of time, it can lead to life-threatening diseases of the liver.

  • Pancreas - physiology & cell biology
  • Pancreatic and Interventional endoscopy
  • Acute, chronic and hereditary pancreatitis
  • Pancreatitis in children
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Exocrine-endocrine cross-interactions
  • Novel technologies in pancreatic surgery
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine Neoplasia
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cholangitis
  • Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

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