This is an up-to-date guide to interventional techniques in the hepatobiliary system and gastrointestinal tract. Practicing interventional radiologists seeking to improve their technique in this area will find it invaluable. It is illustrated with a large number of line diagrams as well as relevant radiographs. The contributors have been selected not only for their eminence in this field, but also because they are all practicing and enthusiastic interventional radiologists with a deep understanding of the instruments and techniques they employ. Each chapter is divided into four sections dealing with intervention in the bile ducts and gall bladder, percutaneous biopsy and abscess drainage, oesophageal and gastrointestinal intervention, and angiographic intervention. The authors have given emphasis to practical issues of technique and equipment, complications and their avoidance.
Table of Contents
1. The biliary tree and gallbladder - Removal of retained biliary calculi