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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Perioperative Assessment of the Maxillofacial Surgery Patient|
|Subtitle of host publication||Problem-based Patient Management|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
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