PANCREAS PATHOLOGY AND DIABETES MELLITUS

Francisco G. La Rosa, M.D.

 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: This chapter intends to provide the basic knowledge on exocrine and endocrine pancreas pathology at the organ, cellular and molecular levels. Special emphasis will be given to the study of the pathology of diabetes mellitus. A basic review of the embryology, anatomy and histology of the pancreas will be provided to better understand the basic principles of pancreas pathology.

The present outline may serve as an aid for the study of the most important topics of pancreas pathology and diabetes mellitus. However, we do not intend to replace the basic reading of recommended book chapters and other bibliographic references for a more complete understanding of pancreas pathology.

 

TOPICS

SESSION I. Structure and Function of the Pancreas (Review)

A. Review embryology of the pancreas

B. Review anatomy and histology of the pancreas

C. Review function of the pancreas

SESSION II. Pathology of the Pancreas

D. Congenital anomalies of the pancreas

E. Acute and chronic pancreatitis

F. Benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas

SESSION III. Pathology of Diabetes Mellitus

G. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the different types

H. Pathogenesis of the different types of DM

I. Complications of DM

J. Basic laboratory tests for the evaluation of DM

K. Basic principles for the treatment of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia

 
Section I Section II Section III
 

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