Hepatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas. Hepatitis affects millions of individuals globally and is associated with several poor outcomes including liver transplant and liver cancer. In particular, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are major causes of liver cancer, while alcohol abuse has been linked to conditions such as cirrhosis and other serious complications. The conditions hepatologists deal with most frequently are viral hepatitis and alcohol-related liver disease. Hepatology used to be considered a subspecialty of gastroenterology which is quickly emerging as a freestanding speciality. As a critical organ that can be affected by a large number of factors, the liver is usually the focal point in hepatology.
- Track 1-1 Alcoholic Liver Disease
- Track 2-2 Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Track 3-3 Hepatitis A and E
- Track 4-4 Portal Hypertension
- Track 5-5 Liver Enlargement
- Track 6-6 Transhepatic Pancreato-Cholangiography
- Track 7-7 Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)