Abnormal Female Puberty

A Clinical Casebook

  • Heather L.¬†Appelbaum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Heather L. Appelbaum, Amy Vallerie
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jason Klein, Patricia M. Vuguin
    Pages 23-45
  4. M. Tracy Bekx, Ellen Lancon Connor
    Pages 47-65
  5. Amit Lahoti, Lakha Prasannan, Phyllis W. Speiser
    Pages 67-85
  6. Allison Bauman, Laura Novello, Paula Kreitzer
    Pages 87-107
  7. Khalida Itriyeva, Ronald Feinstein
    Pages 127-150
  8. Martin Fisher, Alexis Santiago
    Pages 151-174
  9. Toni Webster, Michael Pettei
    Pages 207-224
  10. May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler, Christine Mullin, Avner Hershlag
    Pages 241-259
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-277

About this book


Comprised exclusively of clinical cases covering abnormal female puberty and its clinical management, this concise, practical casebook will provide clinicians in reproductive endocrinology, gynecology and pediatrics with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat the various forms of the condition they may encounter. Each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Cases included illustrate different causes of abnormal puberty as well as management strategies, including congenital anomalies, endocrine disorders, issues of constitutional delay, obesity, eating disorders, ovarian cancer and the effect of pharmacology, among others. Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Abnormal Female Puberty: A Clinical Casebook will be an excellent resource for reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologists and pediatricians alike.


Abnormal female puberty Chromosomal defect Chronic illness Congenital defect Constitutional delay Eating disorder Gonadotropin Inflammatory disorder Obesity Polycystic ovary syndrome Precocious puberty Premature ovarian failure Female athlete triad Ovarian neoplasm

Editors and affiliations

  • Heather L.¬†Appelbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyHofstra Northwell School of MedicineManhassetUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27223-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27225-2
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