Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas

  • Masao Tanaka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus Sahora, Carlos Fernández-del Castillo
      Pages 11-17
    3. Hiroyuki Maguchi, Satoshi Tanno
      Pages 19-26
  3. Investigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Kousei Ishigami
      Pages 45-66
    3. Susumu Hijioka, Vikram Bhatia, Kenji Yamao
      Pages 67-79
    4. Martha Bishop Pitman
      Pages 81-101
    5. Takao Ohtsuka, Fumihiko Ookubo, Masao Tanaka
      Pages 103-113
  4. Development of Malignancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Koji Yamaguchi
      Pages 129-135
    3. Walter G. Park, Suresh Chari
      Pages 137-150
  5. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Klaus Sahora, Carlos Fernández-del Castillo
      Pages 153-161
    3. Anne Marie Lennon, Christopher L. Wolfgang
      Pages 163-169
    4. Jin-Young Jang
      Pages 171-179
    5. Takao Ohtsuka, Masao Tanaka
      Pages 181-188
    6. Takao Ohtsuka, Masao Tanaka
      Pages 189-199
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) represent an opportunity to treat pancreatic tumors before they develop into aggressive, hard-to-treat cancers. Beginning with morphological classification and its clinical significance, natural history, and malignant change of both main duct and branch duct IPMNs, this book covers the whole field of IPMNs of the pancreas. It reviews the various methods of investigation: imaging, diagnostic investigation of cyst fluid, and those using pancreatic juice; and also examines aspects ranging from the development of malignancy to the timing and method of resection, focusing on both main duct and branch duct IPMNs.

Aimed at residents, clinical fellows, and pancreatologists who treat patients with this common disease of the pancreas, this book is a landmark in the current understanding and future perspectives of IPMNs of the pancreas.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Masao Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Oncology, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54471-5
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54472-2
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