© 1991

Surgery for Endocrinological Diseases and Malformations in Childhood

  • Michael W. L. Gauderer
  • Thomas A. Angerpointner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Progress in Pediatric Surgery book series (PEDIATRIC, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. T. A. Angerpointner, E. Britsch, D. Knorr, W. Ch. Hecker
    Pages 21-27
  3. V. Rauh, H. P. Kujath, C. Reimers, B. Höcht
    Pages 28-30
  4. G. Csáky, G. Balázs, G. Bakó, I. Ilyés, K. Kálmán, J. Szabó
    Pages 31-40
  5. G. Balázs, G. Lukács, G. Csáky, P. Boros, I. Ilyés
    Pages 41-47
  6. A. J. Ross III
    Pages 48-59
  7. R. M. Filler, M. J. Weinberg, E. Cutz, D. E. Wesson, R. M. Ehrlich
    Pages 60-75
  8. J. Dobroschke, R. Linder, A. Otten
    Pages 84-91
  9. C. Deindl
    Pages 96-102
  10. E. W. Fonkalsrud
    Pages 103-111
  11. M. G. Schwöbel, U. G. Stauffer
    Pages 112-123
  12. M. L. Nieder, M. W. L. Gauderer
    Pages 124-136
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 137-146

About these proceedings


Endocrine conditions requiring surgical intervention in the pediatric age­ group are uncommon. When diagnosed, they are the source of great in­ terest and, often, considerable debate. This is understandable, since few centers and even fewer individual surgeons can draw on vast experience of this subject. The great divergence of opinion regarding management is also understandable in that pediatric endocrine lesions often differ considerably from their adult counterparts in histology, natural history and response to treatment. Pediatric endocrine lesions are also, as a rule, less frequently malignant. In addition to the great strides made in surgical and anesthetic technique and operative monitoring, progress in four areas has substantially advanced the management of endocrine dis­ orders in the pediatric age group in the last decade: imaging, pathology, pharmacology and genetics. The new imaging tools, ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, have added great diagnostic possibilities. More recent developments, such as radio nuclide imaging for the adrenal gland and the possibility of using tagged antibodies, promise to expand our imaging horizons even further. In the field of pathology, the develop­ ment of immunocytochemical markers (e. g. , monoclonal antibodies), the refinement in special stains and the continuous perfection of fine needle aspiration biopsies offer great new diagnostic as well as research capabil­ ities. Newer pharmacological agents, such as the alpha and beta blockers, the calcium channel blockers and thyroxine analogs, add a whole new level of safety to the management of the potentially lethal pheochromocytoma.


Endokrinologie Neuroblastom Pancreas Pancreatectomy Pankreatologie Phäochromozytom Schilddrüse Schilddrüsen Thryroid glands child childhood children endocrinology neuroblastoma surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael W. L. Gauderer
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Angerpointner
    • 2
  1. 1.Rainbow Babies and Childrens HospitalClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Munich 2 (W)Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surgery for Endocrinological Diseases and Malformations in Childhood
  • Editors Michael W.L. Gauderer
    Thomas A. Angerpointner
  • Series Title Progress in Pediatric Surgery
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-52524-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-88326-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-88324-8
  • Series ISSN 0079-6654
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 144
  • Number of Illustrations 48 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatric Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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