Thyroid Diseases: Basic Science, Pathology, Clinical and Laboratory Diagnoses, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Thyroid Diseases

Basic Science, Pathology, Clinical and Laboratory Diagnoses, 1st Edition

By Luigi Troncone, Brahm Shapiro, Maria A. Satta, Fabrizio Monaco

CRC Press

416 pages

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Hardback: 9780849348204
pub: 1993-11-24
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Thyroid Diseases is a comprehensive reference supported by a useful selection of schematic diagrams, tables, and charts. Its basic science section supplements classic and recent reviews of the subject by discussing structural and functional aspects of the thyroid gland, including thyroid hormone action (receptor and non-receptor mediated) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid control mechanisms. The clinical aspect of the book critically reviews current diagnostic modalities and addresses the choice of specialized tests and optimal sequence of their performance. Diagnostic modalities discussed include in vitro radioisotopic and nonradioisotopic assays of thyroid hormone, TSH, thyroglobulin, calcitonin, and autoantibodies. The various techniques are evaluated to show which procedures are applicable for each condition. This book brings together information dispersed across the medical and radiological literature. It will benefit professionals in radiology, nuclear medicine, and endocrinology, as well as students in these fields.

Table of Contents

Foreword, J. Roche

Embryology and Anatomy of the Thyroid, V. Rufini and M.A. Satta

The Structural Basis of the Thyroid Function, R. Ekholm and L.E. Ericson


The Synthesis and Secretion of Thyroid Hormones: Regulation by Multiple Hormones and Signals Which Can Be Subverted by Autoantibodies to the Thyrotropin Receptor, L.D. Kohn, M. Saji, S. Kosugi, T. Ban, C. Giuliani, A. Hidaka, H. Shimura, Y. Shimura, and F. Okajima

Control of the Thyroid Function, M.A. Satta, L. Troncone, and B. Shapiro

Thyroid Hormone Action, M. D'Armiento and E.A. Jannini

Pathology of Thyroid Diseases, A. Capelli


Clinical Evaluation of the Thyroid Patient and Decision-Making Procedure, C. Beckers

In Vitro Laboratory Tests of Thyroid Function, M.D. Gross, B. Shapiro, J.E. Freitas, and M.L. Maussier

Neonatal Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism, G. Napolitano and F. Monaco

Thyroid Imaging with Radiopharmaceuticals, B. Shapiro, B.L. Schulkin, M.D. Gross, and L. Troncone

Sonography of the Thyroid, P. Mirk and M. Rollo

Integrated Diagnostic Imaging of the Thyroid, M. Rollo, T. Tartaglione, P. Mirk, and P. Marano

Nodule Biopsy of the Thyroid Gland, J.E. Freitas and M. Hussain

The Characterization of Thyroid Nodules: Rationale, Cost, and Benefits, G. Galli

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Pathology