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Access all of the latest advances in thyroid disorder management with The Thyroid Gland! Brought to you by the same leading endocrinologists responsible for the highly acclaimed two-volume textbook, Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric, this derivative book presents a compilation of chapters covering all material related to the thyroid gland. Never before available as a stand-alone offering, this content will enable you to give your patients the benefit of today's best know-how on thyroid disorder management from the leading resource in endocrinology. By Leslie J. De Groot, MD, Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Committee on Immunology, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL and J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Table of Contents: 1. Anatomy and Development of the Thyroid 2. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone: Physiology and Secretion 3. Thyroid Regulatory Factors 4. Thyroid Hormone Metabolism 5. Mechanisms of Thyroid Hormone Action 6. Thyroid Function Testing 7. Thyroid Imaging 8. Autoimmune Thyroid Disease 9. Graves’ Disease 10. Graves’ Ophthalmopathy 11. Autonomously Functioning Thyroid Nodules and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis 12. Chronic (Hashimoto’s) Thyroiditis 13. Subacute and Riedel’s Thyroiditis 14. Hypothyroidism and Myxedema Coma 15. Nonthyroidal Illness Syndrome: A Form of Hypothyroidism 16. Multinodular Goiter 17. Iodine Deficiency Disorders 18. Thyroid Neoplasia 19. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 20. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Receptor Mutations 21. Genetic Defects in Thyroid Hormone Synthesis and Action 22. Thyroid Hormone Binding and Variants of Transport Proteins 23. Resistance to Thyroid Hormone 24. Surgery of the Thyroid 25. Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy