Endocrine Surgery in Children

  • Daniel J. Ledbetter
  • Paul R.V. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Thyroid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerard V. Walls, Radu Mihai
      Pages 3-15
    3. Betty Panayota Messazos, Radu Mihai, Fiona Jane Ryan
      Pages 17-29
    4. Geoffrey K. Blair, Daniel J. Ledbetter
      Pages 31-37
    5. Daniel J. Ledbetter
      Pages 39-50
  3. Parathyroid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Gerard V. Walls, Radu Mihai
      Pages 53-59
    3. Jocelyn Burke, Herbert Chen, Ankush Gosain
      Pages 61-73
  4. Adrenal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Sanjeev Vasudevan, Mary L. Brandt
      Pages 77-85
    3. Michael J. Stechman, Gregory P. Sadler
      Pages 87-106
    4. Keith Holmes
      Pages 107-120
  5. Pancreas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Joseph Fusco, Yousef EL-Gohary, George K. Gittes
      Pages 143-160
    3. Khalid Hussain, Shireen A. Nah, Agostino Pierro
      Pages 161-171
    4. Paul R. V. Johnson
      Pages 173-179
    5. Antonio Bruni, Michael McCall, A. M. James Shapiro
      Pages 181-196
    6. Ari J. Wassner, Michael S. D. Agus
      Pages 197-217

About this book


This book provides in-depth practical advice on how to manage children with endocrine conditions that may benefit from surgery. It is more detailed than general pediatric surgery texts and more surgically oriented than endocrinology texts. The first section is devoted to the thyroid and parathyroid, with detailed discussion of thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, and multiple endocrine neoplasia. The second section on the pancreas focuses on nesidioblastosis, islet cell transplantation, the surgical treatment of diabetes, and surgical complications of diabetes. Adrenal disorders, including neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, and adrenal masses, are then discussed, followed by a section on the evaluation and management of ovarian and testicular torsion and tumors. The closing section addresses miscellaneous topics such as gynecomastia in boys and growth restriction surgery. This book will serve as an invaluable reference for all practitioners and trainees who care for children with endocrine problems for which surgery is considered.


Adrenal Diabetes Ovary Pancreas Testicle Thyroid

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel J. Ledbetter
    • 1
  • Paul R.V. Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.Seattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Academic Pediatric Surgery Unit, Nuffield Department of Surgical SciencesJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-54256-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-54254-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-54256-9
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