Recent Developments in Graves’ Ophthalmopathy
ISBN/ASIN: 9781461371021,9781461546474 | 2000 | English | pdf | 195/199 pages | 12.6 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: Mark F. Prummel, Leo Koornneef (auth.), Mark F. Prummel M.D. Ph.D., Wilmar M. Wiersinga M.D. Ph.D., Maarten Ph. Mourits M.D. Ph.D., Armin E. Heufelder M.D. Ph.D. (eds.) | Edition: 1
Recent Developments in Graves' Ophthalmopathy offers an overview of the pathogenesis, assessment and management of patients with thyroid-associated eye disease. Each chapter is written by an expert and truly represents the current state of the art on the particular topic. This book can therefore almost be considered a textbook on this enigmatic disorder.
Recent Developments in Graves' Ophthalmopathy is designed for all those interested in this disease, including basic scientists, clinical endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, radiotherapists, and orbital surgeons. The book gives a comprehensive overview of all aspects of Graves' ophthalmopathy. Subjects covered include the pathology of Graves' eye disease and the controversial views on its autoimmune pathogenesis; assessment of the eye changes using reliable measurements; medical management of Graves' eye disease with an overview of the many treatment options available to the clinician, including orbital radiotherapy and other immunosuppressive treatments; management of the thyroid disease; and finally, the techniques for performing various surgical procedures, which are explained and illustrated.