© 1997

Diseases of the Pituitary

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Margaret E. Wierman

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cheryl A. Pickeet, Authur Gutierrez-Hartmann
    Pages 1-31
  3. Mary Lee Vance
    Pages 33-42
  4. Virginia D. Sarapura
    Pages 43-70
  5. Ian M. Chapman, Michael O. Thorner
    Pages 79-112
  6. Maya K. Hunten, Ron G. Rosenfeld
    Pages 113-133
  7. Ilan Shimon, Shlomo Melmed
    Pages 135-152
  8. Richard I. Dorin, Lawrence M. Crapo
    Pages 153-178
  9. Maria Alexandra Magiakou, George Mastorakos, George P. Chrousos
    Pages 179-202
  10. François P. Pralong, William F. Crowley Jr.
    Pages 203-219
  11. Corrine K. Welt, Janet E. Hall
    Pages 221-246
  12. Eun Jig Lee, J. Larry Jameson
    Pages 247-272
  13. Tamis M. Bright, E. Chester Ridgway
    Pages 273-282
  14. TSH
    Joshua D. Safer, Fredric E. Wondisford
    Pages 283-293
  15. Mary H. Samuels
    Pages 295-304
  16. Michael T. McDermott
    Pages 305-322
  17. John C. Stears
    Pages 323-359
  18. Kevin O. Lillehei
    Pages 361-375
  19. B. K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
    Pages 377-393

About this book


Drawing on the latest advances in the fields of developmental, molecular, and structural biology, Diseases of the Pituitary: Diagnosis and Treatment provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the of the normal functioning of the pituitary and of the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary disorders. Topics range from normal hypothalamic-pituitary interactions and the processes that disrupt them to new developments in pituitary imaging and appropriate surgical intervention in various pituitary disorders. Among the diseases discussed are congenital hypopituitarism, deficiency states, strategies for evaluating patients with hyperprolactinemia, Cushing's syndrome, acromegaly, and glycoprotein pituitary tumors.

From bench to bedside, Diseases of the Pituitary: Diagnosis and Treatment offers endocrinologists, neurologists, pathologists, gynecologists, and pediatricians the most up-to-date single reference for understanding the physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of normal pituitary hormones and for treating and diagnosing the various diseases associated with the pituitary.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret E. Wierman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diseases of the Pituitary
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Editors Margaret E. Wierman
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1997
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-364-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8438-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3954-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 406
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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". . . an excellent book that manages to condense a daunting amount of physiology and pathophysiology into chapter-sized summaries that are concise, yet detailed, relevant, and up-to-date. . .a good reference manual for any internist who performs initial endocrine evaluation and testing."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal