Endorcine Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.
This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.
New to this edition
- An expanded authorship team across the series includes additional European and World experts with an increased emphasis on global practice.
- The contents of the series have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence.
- All the chapters reflect the multidisciplinary approach to the subject with up-to-date information on cytopathology, assays of hormones, localisation techniques, anaesthetic requirements, genetic implications and, of course, histopathology and adjuvant treatments.
- Minimally invasive approaches continue to be promoted and developed throughout the book.
- The text has a closer emphasis on practical and pragmatic approaches to clinical scenarios.
Table of Contents
• Parathyroid disease
• The thyroid gland
• The adrenal glands
• Familial endocrine disease: genetics, clinical presentation
• Endocrine tumours of the pancreas
• Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours
• Clinical governance, ethics and medico-legal aspects of endocrine surgery
• The salivary glands
By Thomas W J Lennard, MBBS MD FRCS, Head of School of Surgical and Reproductive Sciences, The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK