The management of patients with thyroid cancers is a constantly changing field due to numerous developments in diagnostics and therapy. This book provides clinicians with up-to-date information on the current management of patients through all stages of their thyroid disease: from diagnosis of thyroid nodules through staging, extent and technique of surgery to adjuvant therapies, and follow-up schemes.
- This book has been constructed as a concise clinical guide to the current management of this tumor
- Some topics are covered by more than one chapter. This is because we believe that each part of the book should be ‘functionally’ complete to avoid browsing through the pages in search of information that should logically appear also in the chapter the reader is currently reading
- This book will help our readers to treat their patients better
Historical perspective and current epidemiology.- Pathology of differentiated thyroid cancers.- Clinical evaluation of the thyroid gland.- Imaging in thyroid cancer.- Staging of differentiated thyroid cancer.- Preoperative endocrine management of differentiated thyroid cancer.- Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer.- Minimally invasive approach to the thyroid.- Management of advanced thyroid cancer: Local recurrence and neck dissections.- Nutritional issues in patients with thyroid cancer.- Patient safety in surgery for thyroid cancer.- Postoperative complications in thyroid surgery.- Adjuvant treatment and follow up of differentiated thyroid cancer
FREDERICK L. GREENE is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Residency Program at the Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA. He is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr Greene is also the editor of the sixth and seventh editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. (email: Frederick.Greene@carolinashealthcare.org)
ANDRZEJ L. KOMOROWSKI is a Consultant in General Surgery at the Department of General Surgery, Hospital Virgen del Camino, Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz), Spain. His main area of interest is surgical oncology. (email: email@example.com)