Imaging Endocrine Diseases in Children

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Fred Avni
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 20, 2012 - Medical - 167 pages
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This book is a unique resource that will help pediatric radiologists, pediatricians, and pediatric endocrinologists to optimize the work-up and treatment of pediatric patients with endocrine disorders. Acclaimed experts in the field present and discuss the imaging findings obtained in disorders of the various endocrine systems, including the hypothalamo-pituitary axis, the thyroid and parathyroids, the adrenals, and the pancreas. Detailed advice is also provided on the assessment of bone growth and on imaging of the fetal glands, ambiguous genitalia, and the female pelvis in the context of precocious puberty. Throughout, care is taken to highlight characteristic findings and diagnostic clues. All of the currently used imaging techniques are covered, with clear explanation of their benefits and limitations. The informative text is supported by a wealth of high-quality illustrations, the large majority of them in color.
 

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Contents

608 Hypophysis and Hypothalamus
13
597 Imaging of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland
37
592 Adrenals
61
593 Ambiguous Genitalia
81
589 Female Pelvis Precocious PubertyPrimary Amenorrhea
111
590 Imaging Endocrine Diseases in Children
141
591 Pancreas
157
Index
165
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