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Prolactin Disorders

From Basic Science to Clinical Management

  • Nicholas A. Tritos
  • Anne Klibanski

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John AH Wass
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ronald M. Lechan, Knarik Arkun, Roberto Toni
    Pages 11-53
  4. Nadine Binart, Jacques Young, Philippe Chanson
    Pages 55-78
  5. Nelson D. Horseman
    Pages 79-93
  6. Rocío Villar Taibo, Mildred Sifontes Dubon, Ignacio Bernabeu Morón, Felipe F. Casanueva
    Pages 95-110
  7. Lisa L. Morselli, Janet A. Schlechte
    Pages 111-126
  8. Alexander Faje, Marcus A. Zachariah, Brooke Swearingen
    Pages 137-159
  9. Mark E. Molitch
    Pages 161-174
  10. Takara L. Stanley, Madhusmita Misra
    Pages 175-187
  11. Dominique Maiter
    Pages 189-204
  12. Artak Labadzhyan, Shlomo Melmed
    Pages 205-217
  13. Dongyun Zhang, Anthony P. Heaney
    Pages 219-236
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 237-242

About this book


​This unique book will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers interested in prolactin physiology and pathophysiology and those who are involved in the care of patients with related disorders, including hyperprolactinemia and prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas. Timely and up-to-date, it opens with a review of the historical aspects of prolactin research and a discussion of pituitary anatomy and physiology. Several chapters examine basic and translational aspects of prolactin physiology, focusing on recent developments and future directions. The main portion of the book is comprised of chapters presenting the clinical aspects of prolactin excess or deficiency, with particular emphasis placed on prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas and co-secreting tumors. Concluding chapters address prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas in special populations – women in the preconception period or during pregnancy, children and adolescents, and men – as well as plurihormonal and aggressive adenomas and carcinomas.

Written and edited by experts in the field, Prolactin Disorders will be a ready reference for a diverse array of professionals, from basic scientists to clinical investigators and clinicians from several specialties, including specialists in endocrinology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology and neuro-oncology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas A. Tritos
    • 1
  • Anne Klibanski
    • 2
  1. 1.Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Clinical CenterMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Clinical CenterMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

About the editors

Nicholas A. Tritos, MD, DSc, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Anne Klibanski, MD, Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Prolactin Disorders
  • Book Subtitle From Basic Science to Clinical Management
  • Editors Nicholas A. Tritos
    Anne Klibanski
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-11835-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-11836-5
  • Series ISSN 2523-3785
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-3793
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Metabolic Diseases
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