About the book
Pancreatitis is the inflammation in the pancreas and it is a common digestive system disease. Until relatively recently, pancreatic diseases have been extremely difficult to study and treat, and many problems of pancreatitis have not been clarified. The correct diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis in early stage is difficult and end-stage chronic pancreatitis or acute pancreatitis with extensive necrosis of the gland was difficult to treat. Within the past decade, revolutionary techniques in molecular biology and minimally invasive have begun to give us dramatic new clinical tools for diagnosing and treating pancreatic disease.
The book is expected to provide reviews on the anatomy and physiology of pancreas, as well as the comprehensive updates on the acute and chronic pancreatitis, and minimally invasive treatment in pancreatitis. It is hoped that this book will provide evidence for clinicians to make clinical decisions and provide scientists with a comprehensive overview of the current developments in this critically important area.