Endocrine disorders and maxillofacial surgery

Marconi Abreu, Hassan Khalid

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Endocrine disorders are frequently seen in patients undergoing maxillofacial surgical procedures. Approximately one-third of those patients are overweight, 10% have diabetes and 5% have a thyroid condition. It is imperative to optimize endocrine conditions as it decreases the perioperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality. This chapter reviews the most common endocrine disorders and helps the surgeon identify preoperatively which patients need simple medication adjustment and which ones require urgent referral to an endocrinologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerioperative Assessment of the Maxillofacial Surgery Patient
Subtitle of host publicationProblem-based Patient Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319588681
ISBN (Print)9783319588674
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Dentistry


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