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Providing a comprehensive review of the most up-to-date evidence, this book presents the latest biology, diagnosis and management for pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas and related disorders of the sympathoadrenal system. Many new areas, including genetic syndromes, have evolved, and these are insufficiently appreciated among practitioners. A discussion of the basics of catecholamine biology sets the stage for presentations of the pathology, clinical features, and diagnosis of these tumors, including localization and imaging. Medical, anesthetic and surgical management of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas follow, including case material. Additional chapters discuss pheochromocytoma in pediatrics and in pregnancy, both pure and hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure, and the role of the sympathetic nervous system in hypertension.
These diseases are relatively rare, but many, if not most, go undiagnosed during life: If promptly diagnosed and appropriately treated, they are usually completely curable; if undiagnosed or mistreated, they are typically terminal. Bringing the most current knowledge to bear, Pheochromocytomas, Paragangliomas and Disorders of the Sympathoadrenal System will be a valuable resource for practicing endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, internists and endocrine fellows faced with diagnosing and managing these conditions.
Adrenal incidentaloma Autonomic failure Catecholamine Ectopic hormone production Ganglioneuroma Hypoglycemia unawareness Multiple endocrine neoplasia Neuroblastoma Neurofibromatosis Orthostatic hypertension Paraganglioma Pheochromocytoma Shy-Drager syndrome Sympathoadrenal system Von Hipple-Lindau syndrome
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77048-2
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
- Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
- eBook Packages Medicine
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-77047-5
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-77048-2
- Series Print ISSN 2523-3785
- Series Online ISSN 2523-3793
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