The pathology of the pancreas, which was a "hidden" retroperitoneal organ for many years, can now be marvelously depicted by the modern sectional imaging techniques. As a result great progress has been achieved during the past decade in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of pancreatic tumors. Among the tumors of the pancreas the so-called rare tumors need to be well known by radiologists because they pose challenging problems for differential diagnosis and for clini cal management. This is particularly true because these tumors are frequently discovered incidentally. This volume covers comprehensively all aspects of cystic tumors , intraductal cystic tumors, endocrine tumors, rare tumors and secondary tumors of the pancreas and features numerous superb illustrations. It really provides a wealth of information on a relatively less well known area of the digestive system. The book has been prepared and edited by two outstanding abdominal radiologists, Alec Megibow and Carlo Procacci, both widely known internationally for their many brilliant contributions to the scientific literature on pancreatic imaging. The other contributors come also from both sides of the Atlantic and were invited to provide chapters because of their exceptional expertise and experience.
Comprehensive review of the imaging of cystic and rare tumors of the pancreas
Pathology, clinical manifestations, and therapy fully considered
Special emphasis on state-of-the-art techniques
Written by respected authorities in the field
This book provides a comprehensive review of the imaging of cystic and rare tumors of the pancreas. It is divided into five sections on the following topics: cystic tumors, intraductal cystic tumors, endocrine tumors, rare tumors, and secondary tumors. In each section, individual chapters document the pathology, clinical manifestations, and imaging of these tumors. Therapeutic management is also discussed. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the role of state-of-the-art techniques, and the text is complemented by numerous high-quality illustrations. All of the authors are highly respected authorities in the field, with vast experience in all aspects of pancreatic disease.
Cystic Tumors: Clinical Manifestations and Therapeutic Management (Bassi et al.); Pathology (Zamboni et al.); Serous Cystic Tumors (Carbognin et al.); Mucinous Cystic Tumors (Biasiutti et al. - Intraductal Cystic Tumors: Clinical Manifestations and Therapeutic Management (Salvia et al.); Pathology (Zamboni et al.); Intraductal Papillary Mucinous: Imaging (Procacci et al.) - Endocrine Tumors: Clinical Manifestations and Therapeutic Management of Hyperfunctioning Endocrine Tumors (Cirillo et al.); Clinical Manifestations and Therapeutic Management of Non- Hyperfunctioning Endocrine Tumors (Falconi et al.); Pathology (Capelli et al.); Endocrine Hyperfunctioning Tumors (Thoeni et al.); Endocrine Non-Hyperfunctioning Tumors (Procacci et al.) - Rare Tumors: Clinical Manifestations and Pathology (West/ Oweity); Imaging (Megibow); Secondary Tumors: Clinical Manifestations and Pathology (West/Oweity); Imaging (Megibow); Subject Index; List of Contributors.