1st Edition

Thyroid Diseases

Edited By Fabrizio Monaco Copyright 2012
    551 Pages
    by CRC Press

    551 Pages
    by CRC Press

    In recent years, the clinical evolution of thyroid diseases has been studied exhaustively as new discoveries have been made about thyroid malfunction and the effective management of patients. Thyroid Diseases presents a comprehensive exposition of a range of disorders caused by thyroid dysfunction. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, the book is the first compendium in several decades to assemble a vast amount of data and research into one volume.

    Following a methodological format, each chapter explores a different malady or condition. After defining the dysfunction or disease, the text presents the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical features, first and second level tests for diagnosis, first and second line therapies, prognosis, and recommendations for follow-up.

    Highlighted topics include:

    • Transient forms of hyper- and hypothyroidism

    • Subclinical hyper- and hypothyroidism

    • Thyroid dysfunction during gestation and postpartum

    • The influence of iodine on the thyroid during pregnancy

    • The importance of drugs that modify thyroid function

    • Thyroid disrupters that affect thyroid homeostasis

    • The bimodal and/or transient development of some thyroid diseases

    • The evolution of diagnosis, priorities of therapies, and lifelong monitoring of patients

    All of the contributors to this text pursued long periods of training in elite research laboratories. They are active investigators and well known in the international arena. The information presented in this volume is invaluable for practicing clinicians and those training in internal medicine, endocrinology, surgery, and other areas of medicine.

    Suggestions for a New Classification of Thyroid Diseases. Diffuse and Nodular Goiter. Acute Suppurative, Subacute, and Riedel’s Thyroiditis. Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis. Postpartum and Silent Thyroiditis. Single Thyroid Nodule. Differentiated (Papillary and Follicular) and Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma. Medullary Thyroid Cancer and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2). Thyroid Incidentaloma. Adult Primary Hypothyroidism. Congenital Neonatal Hypothyroidism. Central Hypothyroidism. Congenital Dyshormonogenetic Goiter. Syndromes of Reduced Sensitivity to Thyroid Hormones. Transient Hypothyroidism. Subclinical Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid Coma. Toxic Diffuse Goiter (Basedow-Graves’ Disease). Toxic Multinodular Goiter. Pretoxic and Toxic Autonomous Nodule. Rare Forms of Thyrotoxicosis. Transient Hyperthyroidism. Subclinical Hyperthyroidism. Thyrotoxic Crisis. The Thyroidologist in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Thyroid Orbitopathy. Thyroid Diseases in Pregnancy. Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy. Thyroid in the Elderly. Thyroid and Drugs. Thyroid Disruptors. Index.


    Fabrizio Monaco is a professor of endocrinology at University G. d’Annunzio in Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He has taught and performed studies at a number of research and academic institutions throughout Europe and the United States. Along with 98 publications in international journals, he has written and edited a number of books on thyroid function and diseases.