Table of contents

  1. Karen M. Rothacker, John P. Walsh
  2. Andrea Lania, Claudia Giavoli, Paolo Beck-Peccoz
  3. Luca Chiovato, Stefano Mariotti, Flavia Magri
  4. Caterina Di Cosmo, Massimo Tonacchera
  5. Suhel Ashraff, Salman Razvi
  6. Furio Pacini, Maria Grazia Castagna, Martin Schlumberger
  7. Lucia Montanelli, Salvatore Benvenga, Laszlo Hegedus, Paolo Vitti, Francesco Latrofa, Leonidas H. Duntas
  8. Catherine Napier, Simon H S Pearce
  9. Claudio Marcocci, Terry J. Smith
  10. Wilmar M. Wiersinga
  11. Rossella Elisei, Barbara Jarzab
  12. Sebastiano Filetti, Steven I. Sherman
  13. E. Papini, R. Guglielmi, G. Bizzarri, A. Frasoldati
  14. Theodora Pappa, Maria Alevizaki
  15. Steen Joop Bonnema, Laszlo Hegedüs
  16. Massimo Santoro, Francesca Carlomagno
  17. Lakdasa D. Premawardhana, Onyebuchi E. Okosieme, John H. Lazarus
  18. Giovanni Ceccarini, Ferruccio Santini, Paolo Vitti

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Vitti
    • 1
  • Laszlo Hegedus
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Endocrinology and MetaboliOdense Univeristy HospitalOdenseDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29195-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29195-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935