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Chronic Pancreatitis

  • ID: 2221519
  • Book
  • January 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 592 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The incidence of chronic pancreatitis continues to increase in the Western world. Its pathophysiology is still controversial, but in recent years knowledge of its etiological aspects has increased and new pathophysiological concepts have been presented. There have been new developments in diagnosing the disease, especially through improvements in imaging techniques such as endosonography, CT and MRI and MRCP.

It is generally agreed that the primary approach to treatment of chronic pancreatitis should be conservative. The treatment of complications, however, is still a matter of debate between physicians, gastroenterologists and surgeons.

This book contains contributions by leading pancreatologists from around the world summarizing the latest developments in the fields of chronic pancreatitis:

Conservative, interventional and surgical treatment

Students, general practitioners and clinicians will all benefit from this presentation.
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The history of chronic pancreatitis.

Molecular pathogenesis and gentic alterations in chronic pancreatitis.

Pathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis: Current state and trends.

Chronic pancreatitis: The role of nerves and neuroimmune interaction.

Diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis: Function tests.

Chronic pancreatitis: Diagnostic imaging.

Chronic pancreatitis: An attempt to classify.

Difficult decision–making in chronic pancreatitis: An interactive workshop.

Chronic pancreatitis; diabetes mellitus and nutrition.

Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis.

100th anniversary of pancreatic enzyme treatment.

Endoscopic treatment of chronic pancreatitis: Impact on long–term outcome.

Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis: Standard procedures.

Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis: Long–term results.


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Markus W. Buechler
Helmut Friess
W. Uhl
Peter Malfertheiner
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