Parathyroid Glands: Regulation, Role in Human Disease and Indications for Surgery


Maya Ashford (Editor)

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000

Parathyroid glands are endodermal-derived organs responsible for the production of the parathyroid hormone (PTH), an essential regulator of calcium homeostasis. The role of the parathyroids in human diseases is almost exclusively related to its hyperfunction, mainly mediated via primary hyperparathyroidism, which is a relatively common disease and is the main cause of hypercalcemia in outpatients. This book discusses the development of parathyroid glands and c-cells; homeostasis, disease and indications for surgical treatment in the parathyroid glands; hyperfunction in the parathyroid glands; contemporary surgical management or primary hyperparathyroidism; and the role of parathyroid hormones in heart failure. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Development of Parathyroid Glands and C-Cells
(Hélia Neves and Rita Zilhão, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Histologia e Biologia do Desenvolvimento and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Parathyroid Glands: Homeostasis, Disease and Indications for Surgical Treatment
(Ioannis A. Christakis, Fausto F. Palazzo, Department of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK)

Hyperfunction of Parathyroid Glands
(Franco Lumachi, Pietro Zucchetta, Diego Cecchin, Department of Surgery, Oncology & Gastroenterology (DiSCOG) and Department of Medicine (DiMED), Section of Nuclear Medicine, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy)

Contemporary Surgical Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism
(N. P. Lynch, D. P. O’Leary, M. C. Casey, M. J. Kerin, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital Galway, Galway City, Ireland)

Role of Parathyroid Hormone in Heart Failure
(Tadafumi Sugimoto, Kaoru Dohi, Katsuya Onishi, Masaaki Ito, Department of Cardiology and Nephrology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Tsu, Japan)


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