The aim of this text is to create a unique in-depth comprehensive reference covering all surgically relevant thyroid and parathyroid diseases. It is a definite reference presenting the latest information on the management of common and rare disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. International authorities provide detailed discussions on operative techniques and treatments that are accompanied by rationales for particular approaches advocated by the authors. The topics include the description of all surgically relevant pathologies, the preoperative surgical evaluation, decision making, and operative strategies for the different thyroid and parathyroid diseases. In addition, experts present the molecular basis for thyroid neoplasia and the current understanding of the genetics of inherited thyroid and parathyroid diseases. Evolving modern operative techniques like the minimally invasive videoscopic approach to the thyroid and parathyroids are also covered.
Table of contents
History of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
Embryology and Surgical Anatomy of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands.
Evaluation of Hyperthyroidism and Hyperthyroid Goiter.
Diagnostic Imaging of the Thyroid and Radioiodine Therapy.
Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Tyroid.
Techniques of Thyroidectomy.
Surgery of the Solitary Thyroid Nodules.
Modified Radical Neck Dissection.
Surgery of Medullary Thyroid Cancer.
Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma.
Thyroid Lymphoma and other Metastatic Lesions.
Multinodal and Retrosternal Goiter.
Surgery for Hyperthyroidism.
Complications in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
Outcome Analysis on Thyroid Surgery.
Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Parathyroid Glands and Preoperative Evaluation.
Preoperative Localization Tests.
Conventional Surgical Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism.
Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy.
Multiglandular Parathyroid Disease and MEN Syndromes.
Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism.
Parathyroid Carcinoma.- Reoperative Parathyroid Surgery.
Outcome Analysis in Parathyroid Surgery.