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Pheochromocytomas, Paragangliomas and Disorders of the Sympathoadrenal System

Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Management

  • Lewis Landsberg

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lewis Landsberg
    Pages 1-14
  3. John Turchini, Anthony J. Gill, Arthur S. Tischler
    Pages 15-37
  4. Rachel Kadakia, Monica Bianco, Elizabeth Dabrowski, Donald Zimmerman
    Pages 89-97
  5. William F. Young
    Pages 99-111
  6. Carla B. Harmath, Hatice Savas
    Pages 113-126
  7. Daniel J. Toft, Mark E. Molitch
    Pages 127-141
  8. Benjamin Deschner, Dina Elaraj
    Pages 157-166
  9. Kenneth K. Chen
    Pages 167-172
  10. Philip E. Cryer, Ana Maria Arbelaez
    Pages 183-199
  11. Gino Seravalle, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi
    Pages 201-212
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 213-220

About this book


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Lewis Landsberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicago, ILUSA

About the editors

Lewis Landsberg, MD, Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) Emeritus, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pheochromocytomas, Paragangliomas and Disorders of the Sympathoadrenal System
  • Book Subtitle Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors Lewis Landsberg
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-77047-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08357-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77048-2
  • Series ISSN 2523-3785
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-3793
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 220
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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