© 2011

Cushing's Syndrome

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Marcello D. Bronstein

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Margaret Castro, Lucila Leico Elias, Paula Conde Lamparelli Elias, Ayrton Custodio Moreira
    Pages 1-20
  3. John Newell-Price
    Pages 21-29
  4. Anat Ben-Shlomo, Ning-Ai Liu, Shlomo Melmed
    Pages 31-40
  5. Madson Q. Almeida, Emilia M. Pinto, Ana Claudia Latronico
    Pages 41-52
  6. Oscar D. Bruno
    Pages 53-64
  7. Ian F. Dunn, Edward R. Laws Jr
    Pages 121-129
  8. William F. Young Jr., Geoffrey B. Thompson
    Pages 131-137
  9. Jay Jagannathan, Edward R. Laws, Jason P. Sheehan
    Pages 139-149
  10. Cuong Dang, Peter J. Trainer
    Pages 151-162
  11. Krystallenia I. Alexandraki, Andrea M. Isidori, Ashley B. Grossman
    Pages 163-176
  12. Guillaume Assie, Laurence Guignat, Jérôme Bertherat, Xavier Bertagna
    Pages 177-187
  13. Maria Candida Barisson Villares Fragoso, Sorahia Domenice, Ana Claudia Latronico, Berenice Bilharinho Mendonca
    Pages 189-208
  14. Isabelle Bourdeau, Antoine Lampron, Tânia Longo Mazzuco, André Lacroix
    Pages 209-224
  15. Elisabeth F. C. van Rossum, Steven W. J. Lamberts
    Pages 235-248

About this book


Cushing´s syndrome is a relatively rare clinical disorder that is associated with many co-morbidities such as systemic hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, impaired immune function and growth impairment in children, all of which severely reduce quality of life and life expectancy. Cushing’s Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment reviews the difficulties in distinguishing Cushing’s syndrome from these and other common conditions, such as central obesity, menstrual irregularity and depression. It also provides state-of-the-art information on various strategies to establish the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and the differential diagnosis among its diverse etiologies, as well as therapeutic approaches. Additionally, a range of conditions that represent challenges for the diagnosis and treatment--such as renal failure, pediatric age, cyclic hypercortisolism, and pregnancy--are covered in detail. A valuable resource not only for endocrinologists but also internal medicine physicians, gynecologists, pediatricians, , pituitary surgeons and urologists, Cushing’s Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment provides insights by experts that will help all physicians dealing with Cushing´s syndrome to expand their knowledge about the condition and provide targeted, comprehensive care.



Editors and affiliations

  • Marcello D. Bronstein
    • 1
  1. 1., Division of Endocrinology and MetabolismHospital das Clínicas, University of SaoSao PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cushing's Syndrome
  • Book Subtitle Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Editors Marcello D. Bronstein
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60327-448-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61779-709-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60327-449-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“This book contains 23 chapters written by 56 carefully selected experts from three continents. There are special chapters on physiology and pathophysiology of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system as well as on the etiology of Cushing’s syndrome. … Several chapters deal in detail with surgical management, adrenal directed treatment, radiation therapy and medical management. … this book gives outstanding knowledge and is enriching the contemporaneous status of art on Cushing’s syndrome.” (Endocrine Regulations, January, 2012)

“Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology series, a very comprehensive treatise on this difficult to diagnose and treat to disease. Written by multidisciplinary scientists from several countries, it reviews in 23 chapters the physiology and pathophysiology of the HPA axis, the etiology and clinical features of Cushing’s syndrome (CS), diagnostic methods and problems, the various methods of treatment and differential diagnosis including ACTH independent CS. … Clearly written and highly illustrated … . Recommended.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 9 (2), December, 2011)