Polyendocrine Disorders and Endocrine Neoplastic Syndromes

  • Annamaria Colao
  • Marie-Lise Jaffrain-Rea
  • Albert Beckers
Living reference work

Part of the Endocrinology book series (ENDOCR)

Table of contents

  1. Isabella Lupi, Alessandro Brancatella, Patrizio Caturegli
  2. Corrado Betterle, Chiara Sabbadin, Carla Scaroni, Fabio Presotto
  3. Rosario Pivonello, Chiara Simeoli, Rosario Ferrigno, Maria Cristina De Martino, Davide Menafra, Cristina De Angelis et al.
  4. Improda Nicola, Salerno Mariacarolina, Capalbo Donatella
  5. Liliya Rostomyan, Iulia Potorac, Adrian F. Daly, Albert Beckers
  6. Francesca Marini, Francesca Giusti, Maria Luisa Brandi
  7. Pauline Romanet, Pierre Goudet, Anne Barlier
  8. Vincent Rohmer, Delphine Prunier-Mirebeau, Iulia Potorac
  9. Ninelia Minaskan Karabid, Natalia S. Pellegata
  10. Giuseppe Opocher, Alfonso Massimiliano Ferrara, Stefania Zovato, Giovanni Barbon, Elisa Taschin, Francesca Schiavi
  11. Anette S. B. Wolff, Bergithe E. Oftedal, Eystein S. Husebye

About this book


This comprehensive reference book is meant to support clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of polyendocrine diseases and endocrine neoplastic syndromes.

Although a large majority of endocrine diseases present as sporadic cases, an increasing proportion can be identified as part of a polyendocrine or systemic syndrome. These include autoimmune endocrine diseases, which may be part of autoimmune polyendocrine disorders (APS) or rare complex disorders such as POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M-protein and skin changes) or IPEX (immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked) syndromes.  On the other hand, endocrine tumors may develop in a variety of clinical conditions, including multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes, syndromic diseases such as McCune Albright or Carney’s complex, or peculiar familial associations  such as pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma syndromes.

The book discusses the significant advances that have been made in the clinical and genetic characterization of such entities, with major implications in terms of diagnosis and clinical management, including familial screening, as well as in terms of multidisciplinarity.

This volume is intended for clinicians, residents, specialists and physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of affected patients, including specialists in endocrinology, internal medicine, oncology and genetics.  


Autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia MEN Syndromic diseases Genetics Familial screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Annamaria Colao
    • 1
  • Marie-Lise Jaffrain-Rea
    • 2
  • Albert Beckers
    • 3
  1. 1.Neuroendocrine UnitUniversity of Naples Federico II Neuroendocrine UnitNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical SciencesUniversity of L'Aquila and Neuroendocrinology, Neuromed IRCCSL'AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Department of EndocrinologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lièg Department of EndocrinologyLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73082-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935
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