'Diseases of the Pancreas' is based on the latest comprehensive data about molecular mechanism of acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The diagnostic techniques including histology, radiology, sonography etc. are based on the sensitivity and specificity of the respective methods. Special focus is given to the indication and contraindication to surgical technqiues. It contains specific treatment modality and results for the first time after long-term outcome evaluation. Surgical techniques are displayed with colored sketches series.