Table of contents

  1. Francesco Felicetti, Nunzia Prencipe, Enrico Brignardello, Emanuela Arvat
  2. Sebastian J. Neggers, Aart J. van der Lely
  3. G. Mazziotti, M. Doga, A. M. Formenti, S. Frara, F. Maffezzoni, A. Giustina
  4. Valentina Lo Preiato, Valentina Vicennati, Silvia Garelli, Uberto Pagotto
  5. L. M. Seoane, S. Tovar, C. Dieguez
  6. Paolo Beck-Peccoz, Claudia Giavoli, Giulia Rodari, Andrea Lania
  7. Dragana Miljic, Sandra Pekic, Marko Stojanovic, Vera Popovic
  8. Leandro Kasuki, Marília Duarte Dalmolin, Mônica Gadelha
  9. Rosario Pivonello, Davide Iacuaniello, Chiara Simeoli, Maria Cristina De Martino, Annamaria Colao
  10. Philippe Chanson, Anne-Lise Lecoq, Gerald Raverot, Frédéric Castinetti, Christine Cortet-Rudelli, Françoise Galland et al.
  11. Athanasios Antoniou-Tsigkos, Djuro Macut, George Mastorakos

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.DepT of Endocrinology and Nutrition Univ de Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Division of Endocrinology, DiabetolUniversity of TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-38681-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935