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Pituitary Disorders of Childhood

Diagnosis and Clinical Management

  • Brenda Kohn

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Embryologic and Genetic Disorders of the Pituitary Gland

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louise C. Gregory, Mehul T. Dattani
      Pages 3-27
    3. Mariam Gangat, Sally Radovick
      Pages 29-37
  3. Acquired Pituitary Disorders: Pituitary Tumors and Nonpituitary Sellar Masses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Hermann L. Müller, Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera
      Pages 41-70
    3. Takara L. Stanley, Madhusmita Misra
      Pages 71-87
    4. Christina Tatsi, Constantine A. Stratakis
      Pages 89-114
    5. Brooke Swearingen
      Pages 115-120
    6. Angeliki Makri, Maya Lodish
      Pages 121-139
    7. Andrea Gerardo Antonio Lania, Nazarena Betella, Davide Milani
      Pages 141-154
    8. Shilpa Mehta, Benjamin Cohen, Brenda Kohn
      Pages 173-197
  4. Posterior Pituitary Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Colin Patrick Hawkes, Adriana Herrera, Brenda Kohn, Shana E. McCormack, Craig A. Alter
      Pages 201-225
  5. Functional Hypothalamic-Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Sasha Howard, Leo Dunkel
      Pages 251-268
    3. Rula V. Kanj, Catherine M. Gordon
      Pages 269-277
  6. Neuro-Opthalmic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279

About this book


This unique book presents an up-to-date discussion of clinical disorders of the pituitary gland in children with specific emphasis on state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities, highlighting the newest scientific advances in genomics and molecular biology that clinician-scientists caring for children need to know. Chapters focus on the current knowledge base in genomics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management, organized into thematic sections. Part I discusses embryologic and genetic disorders, including genomics and congenital disorders of the pituitary. Part II presents acquired pituitary disorders, such as prolactinomas, Cushing's Disease, and both hormone secreting and non-secreting pituitary tumors. Subsequent sections cover posterior pituitary disorders, such as diabetes insipidus, functional hormone deficiencies of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, including delayed puberty and pubertal disorders and growth hormone disorders, neuro-opthalmic disease, CNS radiation, childhood cancer treatment and traumatic brain injury.  

Authoritative and comprehensive, Pituitary Disorders of Childhood will serve as a precise guide for clinical endocrinologists and will guide future investigation into translational and clinical research on the pediatric pituitary.


Anorexia Craniopharyngiomas CRF-ACTH abnormalities Cushing's disease Delayed puberty Diabetes insipidus GHRH/GH disorders GNRH/pubertal disorders Growth hormone secreting tumors Non-secreting pituitary adenomas Pediatric pituitary disorder Prolactinomas TSH abnormalities TSH-secreting tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • Brenda Kohn
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric EndocrinologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Brenda Kohn, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pituitary Disorders of Childhood
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Clinical Management
  • Editors Brenda Kohn
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-11338-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-11339-1
  • Series ISSN 2523-3785
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-3793
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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