TY - CHAP A1 - Michael Alexander A2 - Huy Nguyen A3 - Antonio Flores A4 - Shiri Li A5 - Paul De Vos A6 - Elliot Botvinick A7 - Jonathan Lakey ED1 - Andrada Seicean Y1 - 2017-04-26 PY - 2017 T1 - Avoiding Immunosuppression for Islet Transplantation: Use of Protective Biomaterials N2 - The assessment of the pancreas is a challenging problem because it has a profound location and it often presents difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. Despite many efforts in dealing with pancreatic diseases, the pathogenesis is not completely understood, the symptoms and imaging methods are unspecific, and the treatment possibilities are sometimes very limited. The major purpose of this book is to offer the reader a better understanding of the challenging aspects in pancreatic pathology, starting with anatomy and following with different pancreatic pathology. More space is allotted to pancreatic cancer, including surgical procedures, and to the management of the cystic lesions of the pancreas. This book is meant to provide a thorough guide for the best approaches in some of the difficult problems in pancreatology. BT - Challenges in Pancreatic Pathology SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/66492 DO - 10.5772/66492 SN - 978-953-51-3116-8 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-16 ER -