Principles and Management of Adrenal Cancer

  • Nasser Javadpour

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. E. E. Lack, H. P. W. Kozakewich
    Pages 19-55
  3. T. H. Hsu
    Pages 57-68
  4. D. R. Bodner, C. L. Schultz, M. I. Resnick
    Pages 69-82
  5. S. A. Chalew
    Pages 83-94
  6. J. H. Mersey
    Pages 95-106
  7. P. A. Levin
    Pages 107-112
  8. A. Zabbo, R. A. Straffon, J. E. Montie
    Pages 113-120
  9. B. P. M. Hamilton
    Pages 121-139
  10. B. López-Ibor, A. D. Schwartz
    Pages 141-151
  11. J. H. Mersey
    Pages 153-163
  12. N. Javadpour
    Pages 165-173
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 175-180

About this book


The vast amount of literature and rapid developments in the understanding and man­ agement of adrenal diseases have outpaced the ability of physicians to assimilate and utilize these advances in clinical settings. This book is designed to bring these developments to those interested in adrenal diseases and to assist clinicians in caring for patients with such diseases. The recent advances in the understanding of steroids, catecholamines, and utilization of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have rendered disease of the adrenal gland more rewarding in terms of early detection. Although a number of basic and clinical improvements have been achieved in these diseases, there are still a number of unresolved problems, including the lack of effective cytotoxic agents for therapy of various disseminated adrenal malignancies. The natural history of certain diseases of the adrenal glands and their proximity to the genitourinary system makes these essential organs very attractive to urologic surgeons. Furthermore, for a number of diseases such as adrenogenital syndrome, hypertension, and certain tumors of these glands it is obviously desirable that urologic surgeons are familiar with diseases of "the adrenal glands." The first part of this book is an overview of the relevant embryology, anatomy, physiology, markers, pathology, imaging, and current progress. The second part covers specific diseases of the adrenal cortex and medulla. We hope that this volume will assist the physician in the diagnosis and management of patients with adrenal disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nasser Javadpour
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of Maryland, University HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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