Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas Pathology


Biliary Tract


Liver diseases with toxic (alcoholic or chemical) or viral etiology (hepatitis B, C or D virus) very often are the cause of cirrhosis. Independent of its' etiology, cirrhosis is considered to be a premalignant lesion for primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). Nonetheless, about 95% of all liver cancers are secondary determinations (liver metastasis of other tumors).

Cholecystitis is the most frequent disease of the gallbladder.

Non-tumor pathology of the pancreas refers to acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. Although it is the fifth as incidence among other cancers, carcinoma of the pancreas has an extremely severe prognosis.

Last updated : 01/30/2009