Cushing's Disease

  • Brooke Swearingen
  • Beverly M. K. Biller

Part of the Endocrine Updates book series (ENDO, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ning-Ai Liu, Anat Ben-Shlomo, Shlomo Melmed
    Pages 19-32
  3. Pornsuk Cheunsuchon, E. T. Hedley-Whyte
    Pages 33-43
  4. Lynnette K. Nieman
    Pages 45-55
  5. Gregory A. Kaltsas, George Chrousos
    Pages 57-70
  6. Nicholas A. Tritos, Beverly M. K. Biller
    Pages 71-83
  7. Bradley R. Javorsky, Ty B. Carroll, James W. Findling
    Pages 85-106
  8. Otto Rapalino, Pamela Schaefer
    Pages 107-120
  9. Travis S. Tierney, Brooke Swearingen
    Pages 121-141
  10. Kevin S. Oh, Helen A. Shih, Jay S. Loeffler
    Pages 151-166
  11. Stephan Petersenn
    Pages 167-181
  12. Nancy McLaughlin, Amin Kassam, Daniel Prevedello, Daniel Kelly
    Pages 183-196
  13. Claire R. Hughes, Helen L. Storr, Ashley B. Grossman, Martin O. Savage
    Pages 197-210
  14. Kalpana Kaushal, Stephen M. Shalet
    Pages 211-221
  15. Frank McCarroll, John R. Lindsay
    Pages 223-235
  16. Guillaume Assie, Laurence Guignat, Jérôme Bertherat, Xavier Bertagna
    Pages 237-245
  17. Nicoletta Sonino
    Pages 247-258
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book


In Cushing’s Disease, leading authorities in the field offer a thorough review of the pathogenesis, diagnostic algorithm and treatment options for this complex disease.   Beginning with a fascinating history of Cushing's disease that outlines its historical significance to both endocrinology and neurosurgery, the book goes onto  to cover the full range of important issues, including the molecular pathogenesis of Cushing’s,  anatomic pathology,  the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome,  the differential of pseudo-Cushing's syndromes,  hypercortisolemia, surgical removal of the corticotroph adenoma, post-operative management and assessment of remission, radiotherapeutic options,  and the exciting developments in medical therapy.   In addition, the book also addresses  Cushing's disease in the pediatric population, given that its clinical manifestations and impact on growth can be severe;  silent corticotroph adenomas as a distinct clinical entity;  diagnosis and management of Cushing's disease during pregnancy, bilateral adrenalectomy, and, finally, the long-term psychological manifestations of hypercortisolemia.   Comprehensive and an invaluable addition the literature, Cushing’s Disease is an essential reference for enhancing diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating disorder.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Brooke Swearingen
    • 1
  • Beverly M. K. Biller
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts General Hospital, Dept. NeurosurgeryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Neuroendocrine Clinical CentreMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0010-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0011-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0729
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