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The Pancreas
An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery
Second Edition
edited by Hans Beger

The Pancreas shows the reader how to achieve superior patient management by taking the team approach to in-hospital care.

The Pancreas details the latest knowledge on genetics and molecular biological background in terms of:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • pathology
  • pathophysiology

Carefully incorporating the latest evidence based data, The Pancreas also discusses:

  • early diagnosis
  • limited surgical treatment
  • oncology
  • treatment results
  • option of transplantation

The Pancreas contains more than 400 illustrations, line drawings and radiographs to provide a step-by-step approach to endoscopic techniques and surgical procedures.


Anatomy of the Pancreas

  1. The History of the Pancreas
  2. Development of the Pancreas and Related Structures
  3. Anatomy and Fine Structures
  4. Congenital and Inherited Anomalies

Physiology of Pancreatic Functions

  1. Physiology of Acinar Cell Secretion
  2. Physiology of Duct Cell Secretion
  3. Physiology of Experimental Pancreatitis
  4. Physiology of Sphincter of Oddi Function
  5. Neurohormonal and Hormonal Control of Exocrine Pancreatic Secretion
  6. Regulation of Pancreatic Protein Synthesis and Growth
  7. Insulo-Acinar Relationships

Acute Pancreatitis

  1. Etiopathogenesis and Epidemiology of Alcoholic-Induced Acute Pancreatitis
  2. Etiology and Epidemiology of Biliary Acute Pancreatitis
  3. Acute Pancreatitis Associated with Congenital Anomalies
  4. Acute Pancreatitis Associated with Metabolic, Infectious, and Drug-Related Diseases
  5. Acute Pancreatitis in Children
  6. Understanding of Acute Pancreatitis from Animal Experiments
  7. Genetic Factors in Acute Pancreatitis
  8. Histopathology of Acute Pancreatitis
  9. Molecular, Biochemical, and Metabolic Abnormalities of Acute Pancreatitis
  10. Clinical Course of Alcoholic Acute Pancreatitis
  11. Clinical Course and Treatmen Principles of Biliary Acute Pancreatitis
...and chapters 23-35

Chronic Pancreatitis

  1. Chronic Pancreatitis: Consequences of Recurrent Acute Episodes
  2. Fibrogenesis of the Pancreas: The Role of Stellate Cells
  3. Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Alcoholic Chronic Pancreatitis
  4. Hereditary Chronic Pacreatitis
  5. Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Tropical Chronic Pancreatitis
  6. Autoimmune Pancreatitis
  7. Cystic Fibrosis-Associated Pancreatitis
  8. Chronic Pancreatitis: A Risk Factor for Cancer?
  9. Molecular Understanding of Chronic Pancreatitis
  10. Pain Mechanisms in Chronic Pancreatitis
...and chapters 46-55

Neoplastic Lesions of Exocrine Tissue: Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer
  2. Molecular Biological Understanding of Development of Pancreatic Cancer
  3. Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  4. Pathology of Exocrine Pancreatic Tumors
  5. Precancerous Lesions
  6. Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Neoplastic Lesions
  7. Radiologic Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer: Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  8. Screening of Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer Families
  9. Clinical Assessment and Staging of Pancreatic Cancer
  10. Role of Positron Emission Tomography in Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer and Cancer Recurrence
...and chapters 66-81

Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas

  1. Diagnosis of Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
  2. Islet Cell Tumors
  3. Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrom
  4. Nonfunctioning Endocrine Tumors
  5. Surgical Treatment of Endocrine Tumors
  6. Treatment of Carcinoids of the Pancreas and Biliary Tract
  7. Nonsurgical Management of Endocrine Tumors
  8. Liver Transplation in Advance Disease of Endocrine Tumors
  9. Long-Term Outcome After Treatment of Endocrine Tumors

Periampullary Tumors and others than Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Periampullary Tumors: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Strategy
  2. Histology of Cancer of the Papilla, Distal Common Bile Duct, and Duodenum
  3. Adenoma and Adenocarcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater: Diagnosis and Management
  4. Endoscopic Treatment of Adenomas of the Ampulla of Vater: Benefits and Limits
  5. Surgical Treatment of Periampullary Cancer: Early and Late Results after Resection

Other Tumors of the Pancreas

  1. Histology of Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas
  2. Diagnostic Imaging of Cystic Tumors
  3. Diagnosis and Natural History of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms
  4. Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm
  5. Surgical Treatment and Long-Term Outcome of Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
  6. Minimally Invasive and Local Ablation Techniques of Serous and Mucinous Cystic Lesions

Transplantation of the Pancreas

  1. Transplantation of Pancreatic Islets
  2. Transplation of the Pancreas


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The Pancreas
An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science,
Medicine, and Surgery
Second Edition
edited by Hans Beger

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