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A new study presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2012 indicates the potential for gallbladder tissue (which is routinely discarded from organ donors and surgical interventions) to be a highly available candidate source for multipotential stem cells.
Investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center have identified a new genetic signature associated with bile duct cancer, a usually deadly tumor for which effective treatment currently is limited.
Lumenis Inc. is introducing two new products to the Gastroenterology market, the SlimLine SIS GI Fiber and the VersaPulse P20 Holmium Laser.
Results from an international study presented today at the International Liver Congress have shown Obeticholic Acid (OCA) is a safe and effective treatment in patients suffering from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) as demonstrated by substantial decreases in the levels of alkaline phosphatase (AP) enzyme in the blood, a key marker for PBC.
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has designated February as cholangiocarcinoma awareness month. (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has designated February as cholangiocarcinoma awareness month.
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital have taken a big step toward understanding what causes one of the most serious liver diseases in infants.
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a cancer of the bile duct in the liver.
In the field of hepatic imaging in the context of living liver donors and before complex partial liver resections, three-dimensional imaging of the liver, hepatic vessels and bile ducts has managed to become established in some centers.
Biliary drainage is performed as a palliative treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma.
The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...
The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...
Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...
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