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Depicts the most common pathological features that specialists may encounter in their daily clinical practice Describes the treatment of complications by means of interventional radiology and endoscopy Written by acknowledged international experts who aim to address the lack of knowledge in the field
This book offers detailed guidance on the use of imaging in the context of bariatric surgery. After a summary of the types of surgical intervention, the role of imaging prior to and after surgery is explained, covering both the normal patient and the patient with complications. The most common pathologic features that may be encountered in daily practice are identified and illustrated, and in addition the treatment of complications by means of interventional radiology and endoscopy is described. The authors are acknowledged international experts in the field, and the text is supported by surgical graphs and flow charts as well as numerous images. Overweight and obesity are very common problems estimated to affect nearly 30% of the world's population; nowadays, bariatric surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for people with severe obesity. The increasing incidence of bariatric surgery procedures makes it imperative that practitioners have a sound knowledge of the imaging appearances of postoperative anatomy and potential complications, and the book has been specifically designed to address the lack of knowledge in this area
Table of contents (6 chapters) Whats Behind the Obesity Epidemic Pozza, Carlotta (et al.) Pages 1-8 Surgical Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity Rizzello, Mario (et al.) Pages 9-25 The Role of Imaging Before and After Surgery Rengo, Marco (et al.) Pages 27-30 Normal Imaging Findings After Surgery Smith, Claire (et al.) Pages 31-48 How Imaging Can Rule Out Complications After Surgery Lee, Stephen H. Pages 49-62 The Role of Interventional Radiology in the Management of Post-Operative Complications