1st Edition

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders in Children A Practical Handbook

Edited By Pallavi Iyer, Herbert Chen Copyright 2021
    168 Pages 17 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    168 Pages 17 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    168 Pages 17 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders in Children: A Practical Handbook offers a focused and practical approach to diagnostic and therapeutic (both medical and surgical) interventions in management of thyroid and parathyroid diseases in children. It is divided into two sections: thyroid and parathyroid, with each section discussing the use of the laboratory testing and radiographic modalities in the study of these glands. This guides the reader to know the utility and limitations of the findings when approaching a child with these conditions. Written by international experts in the fields of pediatric endocrinology and endocrine surgery, it is ideal for trainees, practicing physicians and professionals who care for children with endocrine conditions.

    Key Features

    • Discusses differences in recognition and management of thyroid and parathyroid disorders in children compared with adults, with both common and rare disorders described along with their medical and surgical treatment techniques.

    • Aids the practicing physicians, endocrinologists, trainees, and fellows in understanding the complex concepts in a practical way.

    • Fills the gap in the market for a much-needed book concentrated on endocrine neck diseases of childhood.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Laboratory evaluation of the thyroid function

    Diana Lin, Jessica Schmitt

    Chapter 2 Imaging of the thyroid gland

    Pallavi Iyer

    Chapter 3 Congenital hypothyroidism

    Gail Mick

    Chapter 4 Acquired hypothyroidism

    Anne Lenz, Grace Dougan

    Chapter 5 Hyperthyroidism

    Scott A. Rivkees

    Chapter 6 Thyroid Nodules

    James A. Lee, Jennifer Kuo, Catherine McManus

    Chapter 7 Thyroid Cancer

    Pallavi Iyer

    Chapter 8 Thyroid Surgery

    Brenessa Lindeman, Jessica Fazendin

    Chapter 9 Laboratory evaluation of the parathyroid function

    Allen W. Root

    Chapter 10 Imaging of the parathyroid gland

    Tracy Wang, Sophie Dream

    Chapter 11 Hypoparathyroidism

    Michael A. Levine, Andrew C. Calabria

    Chapter 12 Pseudohypoparathyroidism

    Ambika P. Ashraf, Todd D. Nebesio

    Chapter 13 Other genetic parathyroid conditions

    Haggi Mazeh, Tal Yalon

    Chapter 14 Hyperparathyroidism

    Kimberly Ramonell, Erin Partington Buczek

    Chapter 15 Parathyroid Carcinoma

    Alicia Diaz-Thomas, Jesse T. Davidson

    Chapter 16 Parathyroid Surgery

    Rajshri M. Gartland, Jessica Fazendin, Herb Chen


    Dr. Pallavi Iyer is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Director of Pediatric Thyroid Nodule clinic. In this role, Dr. Iyer established the only interdisciplinary program dedicated to caring for children with thyroid nodule/ thyroid cancer in the state of Alabama. She obtained her BS from The Ohio State University with Distinction in Molecular Genetics and Honors in Liberal Arts. She graduated from medical school from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in 2001 and finished her pediatric residency, chief residency, and pediatric endocrine fellowship at the University of South Florida. She went on to become the first medical director of a new pediatric endocrine division at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Her interest is in care for children with pediatric endocrine tumors and long-term endocrine follow up of pediatric cancer survivors stem from taking care of patients with these unique needs.

    Dr. Herbert Chen obtained his BS from Stanford University with Honors and with Distinction in 1988 and graduated from Duke University School of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha in 1992.  He then completed a general surgery residency followed by a surgical oncology and endocrinology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Chen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and the Surgeon-in-Chief of UAB Hospital and Health System.  He is a Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and holds the Fay Fletcher Kerner Endowed Chair.  His clinical interests include endocrine surgery and he is a pioneer in radio-guided parathyroid surgery. Dr. Chen is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Surgery, serves on many other editorial boards.  He is also the President of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Foundation, President of Surgical Biology Club II, Past-President of Association for Academic Surgery, Past-President of the Society of Clinical Surgery, and Past-President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.  Dr. Chen has been recognized for his passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgical leaders.

    The book covers approaches and treatment options to address thyroid and parathyroid diseases in the pediatric population from both a surgical and endocrine framework. It also provides a perspective from patient families and other healthcare providers involved in taking care of a child with these disorders. The book is written in simple language, which makes it easy to follow. It is small and portable. Each chapter is subdivided with information that is not overly detailed. The objectives are worthy and the book takes the time to compare the different diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that differ between the two populations. The authors have done a good job of covering all aspects of the subject; there were not any areas left uncovered. It is written for physicians in-training and anyone involved in providing care to the pediatric population. It would be best geared to students and resident physicians and would also be a good refresher for practicing physicians.

    Elizabeth Eames Littlejohn, MD, MS(Sparrow Children's Hospital)