Diseases of the Parathyroid Glands

  • Angelo A. Licata
  • Edgar V. Lerma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tally Naveh-Many, Morris Nechama
    Pages 1-12
  3. Arthur D. Conigrave
    Pages 13-51
  4. Friedhelm Raue, Christine Haag
    Pages 69-90
  5. Joachim Beige, Peter Lamesch
    Pages 91-111
  6. Earl H. Rudolph, Edgar V. Lerma
    Pages 113-146
  7. Jean-François Henry, Maurizio Iacobone
    Pages 147-155
  8. Maurizio Iacobone, Jean-François Henry
    Pages 157-178
  9. Bandana Chakravarti, Shailendra K. Dhar Dwivedi, Ambrish Mithal, Naibedya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 179-202
  10. Jean-François Henry, Maurizio Iacobone
    Pages 203-218
  11. Syeda S. Zaidi, Vipul T. Lakhani, James T. Broome
    Pages 219-235
  12. Ogo I. Egbuna, Edward M. Brown
    Pages 237-252
  13. Andrew C. Calabria, Michael A. Levine
    Pages 253-272
  14. Rajesh V. Thakker
    Pages 273-288
  15. Eric Mallet, Mireille Castanet
    Pages 289-298
  16. Anne Lienhardt-Roussie, Agnès Linglart
    Pages 299-310
  17. Agnès Linglart, Eric Mallet
    Pages 311-322
  18. Zvonimir L. Milas, Mira Milas
    Pages 323-341
  19. Donald R. Neumann, Joyce J. Shin
    Pages 343-362
  20. Zvonimir L. Milas, Mira Milas
    Pages 363-378
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 379-389

About this book


For medical practitioners at all stages of experience, diseases of the parathyroid glands are not easily deciphered.  There are many subtleties to its pathology and diagnosis. Today, the wealth of new information from molecular medicine makes it very challenging for the individual practitioner to have a complete picture of these entities.  Diseases of the Parathyroid Glands addresses these issues by offering a concise, user-friendly text that provides state-of-the-art background on bone and mineral physiology and its regulation and couples this to a variety of clinical topics of parathyroid gland pathology. Introductory chapters cover calcium regulation and parathyroid gland physiology, drawing upon many of the new aspects of glandular control mechanisms beyond the classical ones associated with calcium alone. The majority of the text covers clinical problems.  Although most chapters address problems in adult medicine, three separate chapters are devoted to pediatric problems of hyper- and hypoparathyroidsm and parathormone resistance states.  In addition, there are several chapters on less common but equally challenging problems such as parathyroid cancer, calciphylaxis, cystic lesions of the glands, and ectopic glandular disease. The final chapters detail the techniques of parathyroid gland imaging and surgical treatment.   Practical and an invaluable addition to the literature, Diseases of the Parathyroid Glands is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in parathyroid disease.


Hyperparathyroidism Hypoparathyroidism Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Parathyroid Cancer Parathyroid hormone Parathyroiditis Renal Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Angelo A. Licata
    • 1
  • Edgar V. Lerma
    • 2
  1. 1., DEPTS BIOMED ENG & ENDOCRIN-METABOLCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Section of Nephrology, University of Illinois atDepartment of MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5549-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5550-0
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