Pituitary Disorders of Childhood

Diagnosis and Clinical Management

  • Brenda Kohn

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Embryologic and Genetic Disorders of the Pituitary Gland

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louise C. Gregory, Mehul T. Dattani
      Pages 3-27
    3. Mariam Gangat, Sally Radovick
      Pages 29-37
  3. Acquired Pituitary Disorders: Pituitary Tumors and Nonpituitary Sellar Masses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Hermann L. Müller, Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera
      Pages 41-70
    3. Takara L. Stanley, Madhusmita Misra
      Pages 71-87
    4. Christina Tatsi, Constantine A. Stratakis
      Pages 89-114
    5. Brooke Swearingen
      Pages 115-120
    6. Angeliki Makri, Maya Lodish
      Pages 121-139
    7. Andrea Gerardo Antonio Lania, Nazarena Betella, Davide Milani
      Pages 141-154
    8. Shilpa Mehta, Benjamin Cohen, Brenda Kohn
      Pages 173-197
  4. Posterior Pituitary Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Colin Patrick Hawkes, Adriana Herrera, Brenda Kohn, Shana E. McCormack, Craig A. Alter
      Pages 201-225
  5. Functional Hypothalamic-Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Sasha Howard, Leo Dunkel
      Pages 251-268
    3. Rula V. Kanj, Catherine M. Gordon
      Pages 269-277
  6. Neuro-Opthalmic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Mary-Magdalene Ugo Dodd, Gena Heidary
      Pages 281-296
  7. CNS Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Benjamin T. Cooper, Ralph E. Vatner, Helen A. Shih
      Pages 299-320
  8. Childhood Cancer Treatment

  9. Traumatic Brain Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Rayhan A. Lal, Andrew R. Hoffman
      Pages 343-352
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 353-362

About this book


This unique book presents an up-to-date discussion of clinical disorders of the pituitary gland in children with specific emphasis on state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities, highlighting the newest scientific advances in genomics and molecular biology that clinician-scientists caring for children need to know. Chapters focus on the current knowledge base in genomics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management, organized into thematic sections. Part I discusses embryologic and genetic disorders, including genomics and congenital disorders of the pituitary. Part II presents acquired pituitary disorders, such as prolactinomas, Cushing's Disease, and both hormone secreting and non-secreting pituitary tumors. Subsequent sections cover posterior pituitary disorders, such as diabetes insipidus, functional hormone deficiencies of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, including delayed puberty and pubertal disorders and growth hormone disorders, neuro-opthalmic disease, CNS radiation, childhood cancer treatment and traumatic brain injury.  

Authoritative and comprehensive, Pituitary Disorders of Childhood will serve as a precise guide for clinical endocrinologists and will guide future investigation into translational and clinical research on the pediatric pituitary.


Anorexia Craniopharyngiomas CRF-ACTH abnormalities Cushing's disease Delayed puberty Diabetes insipidus GHRH/GH disorders GNRH/pubertal disorders Growth hormone secreting tumors Non-secreting pituitary adenomas Pediatric pituitary disorder Prolactinomas TSH abnormalities TSH-secreting tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • Brenda Kohn
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric EndocrinologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11338-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11339-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-3785
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3793
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