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Book review
Hepatology at a Glance
  1. Leanne Gentle,
  2. Imran Patanwala
  1. Liver Unit, Department of Gastronterology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Imran Patanwala, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK; imran.patanwala{at}

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Deepak Joshi, Geri Keane, Alison Brind ISBN: 978-1-118-75939-4, 128 pages, May 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

The ‘at a Glance’ series is a popular series of textbooks aimed at healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners. Hepatology-at-a-Glance offers bite-sized chapters, clear and concise in nature, to provide readers with a sound understanding of liver and biliary diseases, while also providing information on hepatobiliary anatomy and physiology.

The textbook is split into four main sections; ‘The Basics’ covering anatomy and physiology, ‘Evaluation of Liver Disease’ looking at history-taking, examination and diagnostics, ‘Clinical Scenarios’ outlining the main presentations of liver and biliary disease and finally ‘Diseases’ giving a double-page spread on a variety of conditions ranging from the common ‘bread and butter’ of hepatology to rare and more esoteric disorders.

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