Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Thyroid Physiology and Laboratory Evaluation of the Thyroid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giovanni Ceccarini, Ferruccio Santini, Paolo Vitti
      Pages 33-55
    3. R. A. Ajjan, A. P. Weetman
      Pages 57-87
    4. E. Papini, R. Guglielmi, G. Bizzarri, A. Frasoldati
      Pages 89-123
  3. Goiter and Thyroid Nodule

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Steen Joop Bonnema, Laszlo Hegedüs
      Pages 127-163
    3. Markus Eszlinger, Laszlo Hegedüs, Ralf Paschke
      Pages 165-201
  4. Thyroiditis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Wilmar M. Wiersinga
      Pages 205-247
    3. Lakdasa D. Premawardhana, Onyebuchi E. Okosieme, John H. Lazarus
      Pages 249-276
    4. Karen M. Rothacker, John P. Walsh
      Pages 277-297
  5. Hypothyroidism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Luca Chiovato, Stefano Mariotti, Flavia Magri
      Pages 301-331
    3. Caterina Di Cosmo, Massimo Tonacchera
      Pages 333-371
    4. Andrea Lania, Claudia Giavoli, Paolo Beck-Peccoz
      Pages 373-389
    5. Suhel Ashraff, Salman Razvi
      Pages 391-426
  6. Hyperthyroidism and Thyrotoxicosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Catherine Napier, Simon H. S. Pearce
      Pages 429-449
    3. Claudio Marcocci, Terry J. Smith
      Pages 451-488
    4. Luigi Bartalena
      Pages 489-511
    5. Massimo Tonacchera, Dagmar Führer
      Pages 513-539
  7. Thyroid Carcinoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 541-541
    2. Massimo Santoro, Francesca Carlomagno
      Pages 543-561
    3. Furio Pacini, Maria Grazia Castagna, Martin Schlumberger
      Pages 563-588
    4. Rossella Elisei, Barbara Jarzab
      Pages 589-627
    5. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 629-643
    6. Sebastiano Filetti, Steven I. Sherman
      Pages 645-670
  8. Other Conditions Influencing Thyroid Function or Inducing Thyroid Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 671-671
    2. Bijay Vaidya, Shiao-Yng Chan
      Pages 673-708
    3. Theodora Pappa, Maria Alevizaki
      Pages 709-732
    4. Lucia Montanelli, Salvatore Benvenga, Laszlo Hegedüs, Paolo Vitti, Francesco Latrofa, Leonidas H. Duntas
      Pages 733-761
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 763-770

About this book


This book presents the latest advances in knowledge of the pathogenesis of thyroid diseases and describes the state of the art in their diagnosis and treatment, including newly emerging management approaches. After an opening section that addresses thyroid physiology and laboratory evaluation, each of the major thyroid diseases and their subtypes is discussed, covering goiter and thyroid nodule, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis, and thyroid carcinoma. Other conditions that affect thyroid function or induce thyroid dysfunction are also considered, e.g., pregnancy, non-thyroidal disorders, and medication use. The book is designed to assist practitioners to achieve optimal outcomes in clinical routine by providing clear guidance on clinical examination, the use of diagnostic tests, first- and second-line therapies, and follow-up. Chapter have been written by recognized experts in the field.


Goiter Graves’ disease Graves’ ophthalmopathy hyperthyroidism hypothyroidism thyroid cancer thyroid function and pregnancy thyroid nodule thyroiditis thyrotoxicosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Vitti
    • 1
  • Laszlo Hegedüs
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Endocrinology and MetabolismOdense University HospitalOdenseDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45012-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45013-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935
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