Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Physiology of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis, the Testis, and Testicular Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marco Bonomi, Valeria Vezzoli, Anna Cariboni
      Pages 3-33
    3. Kathryn L. Garner, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, Craig A. McArdle
      Pages 35-70
    4. Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre, James A. Dias, George R. Bousfield
      Pages 71-122
    5. Livio Casarini, Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi, Manuela Simoni, Adolfo Rivero-Müller
      Pages 123-168
    6. Sarah J. Potter, Deepti Lava Kumar, Tony DeFalco
      Pages 169-216
    7. Catherine H. Sterling, Dagmar Wilhelm, Stefan Bagheri-Fam
      Pages 217-244
    8. Richard Ivell, Ravinder Anand-Ivell, Steven D. Morley
      Pages 245-272
    9. Girolamo Mattioli, Pietro Lazzeroni, Irene Paraboschi, Natascia Di Iorgi, Flavia Napoli, Mohamad Maghnie
      Pages 273-311
    10. D. Fietz, M. Bergmann
      Pages 313-341
    11. Christa E. Flück, Amit V. Pandey
      Pages 343-371
    12. Päivi Sutinen, Marjo Malinen, Jorma J. Palvimo
      Pages 395-416
    13. Juho-Antti Mäkelä, Jorma Toppari
      Pages 417-455
    14. S. Marchiani, L. Tamburrino, M. Muratori, E. Baldi
      Pages 457-478
  3. Clinical Approach to the Disorders of Male Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Francesco Lombardo, Francesco Pallotti, Francesco Cargnelutti, Andrea Lenzi
      Pages 481-493
    3. Uberto Pagotto, Flaminia Fanelli, Antonio Raffaele Granata
      Pages 495-516
    4. Csilla Krausz
      Pages 517-533
    5. Lars Björndahl, Rebecka Holmberg
      Pages 535-554
    6. Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Kenneth M. Grigor, Niels E. Skakkebaek
      Pages 623-642
  4. Disorders of Sexual Development and Male Hypogonadism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 643-643
    2. George A. Kanakis, Dimitrios G. Goulis
      Pages 645-667
    3. Agnieszka Swiecicka, Frederick Wu
      Pages 669-686
    4. Daniele Santi, Giovanni Corona
      Pages 687-747
    5. Nanna Kolby, Alexander S. Busch, Anders Juul
      Pages 749-771
    6. Jarmo Jääskeläinen
      Pages 773-796
    7. Vincenzo Rochira, Cesare Carani
      Pages 797-828
    8. Vincenzo Rochira
      Pages 829-879
    9. Aleksander Giwercman
      Pages 881-898
    10. Marco Zavattaro, Giovanna Motta, Stefano Allasia, Fabio Lanfranco
      Pages 899-919
    11. Giulia Rastrelli, Gianni Forti
      Pages 921-943
    12. Giulia Rastrelli, Mario Maggi
      Pages 945-978
  5. Male Infertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 979-979
    2. Fotios Dimitriadis, George Adonakis, Apostolos Kaponis, Charalampos Mamoulakis, Atsushi Takenaka, Nikolaos Sofikitis
      Pages 981-1027
    3. Frank Tüttelmann, Albrecht Röpke
      Pages 1029-1049
    4. Qian Jiang, Daishu Han
      Pages 1051-1069
    5. Andrea M. Isidori, Andrea Sansone, Daniele Gianfrilli
      Pages 1071-1090
    6. Aldo E. Calogero, Rosita A. Condorelli, Sandro La Vignera
      Pages 1091-1113
    7. M. W. Ragab, S. Kliesch
      Pages 1115-1144
    8. Biljana Popovic-Todorovic, Herman Tournaye
      Pages 1145-1175
    9. Davide Oreggia, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Andrea Salonia
      Pages 1177-1197
    10. Giulia Gava, Renato Seracchioli, Maria Cristina Meriggiola
      Pages 1199-1209
  6. Miscellaneous Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1211-1211
    2. Bradley D. Anawalt, Stephanie T. Page
      Pages 1213-1234
    3. Loredana Gandini, Francesco Pallotti, Donatella Paoli, Andrea Lenzi
      Pages 1235-1250
    4. David J. Handelsman
      Pages 1251-1285
    5. Jane Fisher, Karin Hammarberg
      Pages 1287-1317

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of endocrinology of the male reproductive system, explaining how it works and how, sometimes, it fails to work. World-class specialists present state of the art knowledge on all aspects, including anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations of testicular diseases, endocrine aspects of andrological and sexual diseases, and therapy. Extensive consideration is given to sexual development, testicular function, the clinical approach to disorders of male reproduction, male hypogonadism, sexual dysfunction, and male infertility. In addition, sociodemographic, psychological, and ethical aspects of male reproductive disorders are discussed. The book is intended as a major reference for endocrinologists, andrologists, and sexologists, as well as basic and clinical scientists. It is published as part of the SpringerReference program, which delivers access to living editions constantly updated through a dynamic peer-review publishing process.


GnRH secretion Sexuality Testicular function Hypogonadism Infertility Spermatogenesis Androgen deficiency Testicular diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuela Simoni
    • 1
  • Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi
    • 2
  1. 1.Unit of Endocrinology Department of Biomedical Metabolic and Neural SciencesUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery and CancerImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44440-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44441-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935
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