Surgery in patients with endocrine dysfunction

Med Clin North Am. 1987 May;71(3):499-509. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30854-9.


Patients with diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, and adrenal suppression from exogenous steroid therapy frequently undergo surgery. An understanding of the pathophysiology of these disorders enables the medical consultant to have valuable input into the preoperative evaluation and perioperative management of these patients. This article serves as a practical guide in following such patients through surgery, thereby decreasing overall morbidity and mortality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endocrine System Diseases / complications*
  • Humans
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative*