Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Luisa Maria Seoane, Sulay Tovar, Carlos Dieguez
    Pages 1-33
  3. Fatih Tanriverdi, Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Pages 35-60
  4. Leandro Kasuki, Marília Duarte Dalmolin, Mônica Gadelha
    Pages 61-91
  5. Philippe Chanson, Anne-Lise Lecoq, Gerald Raverot, Frédéric Castinetti, Christine Cortet-Rudelli, Françoise Galland et al.
    Pages 93-128
  6. Francesco Felicetti, Nunzia Prencipe, Enrico Brignardello, Emanuela Arvat
    Pages 129-160
  7. Dragana Miljic, Sandra Pekic, Marko Stojanovic, Vera Popovic
    Pages 161-200
  8. Andrzej Lewiński, Magdalena Stasiak
    Pages 201-224
  9. Paolo Beck-Peccoz, Claudia Giavoli, Giulia Rodari, Andrea Lania
    Pages 225-245
  10. Athanasios Antoniou-Tsigkos, Djuro Macut, George Mastorakos
    Pages 247-287
  11. Julia Rohayem, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 289-323
  12. Rosario Pivonello, Davide Iacuaniello, Chiara Simeoli, Maria Cristina De Martino, Annamaria Colao
    Pages 325-374
  13. Ana M. Ramos-Leví, Mónica Marazuela
    Pages 375-404
  14. Valentina Gasco, Silvia Grottoli
    Pages 433-471
  15. Valentina Lo Preiato, Valentina Vicennati, Silvia Garelli, Uberto Pagotto
    Pages 473-496
  16. Sebastian J. Neggers, Aart J. van der Lely
    Pages 497-512
  17. Gherardo Mazziotti, Mauro Doga, Annamaria Formenti, Stefano Frara, Filippo Maffezzoni, Andrea Giustina
    Pages 513-526
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 527-535

About this book


This book presents the state of the art in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy of hypothalamic and pituitary disorders. After an introduction devoted to the physiology of the neuroendocrine control of the hypothalamic-pituitary unit, the diverse disorders involving hormonal excess or deficiency are systematically addressed axis by axis. For each disorder, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management are discussed in detail. In addition, individual chapters focus on the neuroendocrinology of energy homeostasis and of bone metabolism, metabolic derangement secondary to pituitary dysfunction, and pituitary control of the endocrine pancreas. While the focus of the book is predominantly on pathophysiological and clinical aspects, due attention is also devoted to potential diagnostic and therapeutic innovations. The book is intended as a major reference for endocrinologists and basic and clinical scientists. 


hypothalamic-pituitary unit hypothalamic-pituitary axis growth hormone prolactin nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas craniopharyngiomas secondary hypothyroidism secondary hyperthyroidism secondary hypogonadism diabetes insipidus

Editors and affiliations

  • Felipe F. Casanueva
    • 1
  • Ezio Ghigo
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology DepartmentUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Medical SciencesUniversity of TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44443-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44444-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935
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