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Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
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  • Gain perspective on the full continuum of care. International authorship incorporates new research and directions in the specialty, with chapters written by leading otolaryngologists, general surgeons, pathologists, and endocrinologists.
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Author Info
By Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Harvard Medical School, Director, General Otolaryngology and Thyroid Surgical Clinic Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Member, Division of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA


Table of Contents:






































































  1. History, evolution and classification of thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  2. Applied embryology of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  3. Understanding thyroid physiology and thyroid function tests
  4. Thyroiditis
  5. Hyperthyroidism: toxic multinodular goiter and Grave’s disease
  6. Ectopic Thyroid and Thyroglossal Duct Cysts
  7. Treatment of cervical and substernal goiter (+DVD)
  8. Mediastinal access: transcervical, video-assisted, and transsternal
  9. Surgery for Hyperthyroidism (Graves and toxic MNG)
  10. Reoperation for benign thyroid disease
  11. Evaluation and non-surgical management of the thyroid nodule
  12. Thyroid Cytopathology (+DVD)
  13. Thyroid and parathyroid Ultrasound (+DVD)
  14. Preoperative evaluation of lymph nodes in papillary carcinoma
  15. Preoperative Laryngeal exam and Voice (+DVD)
  16. Laser , Thermal and RF treatment of thyroid nodules and parathyroid adenoma
  17. Molecular Pathogenesis of Thyroid Neoplasia
  18. Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid
  19. Papillary microcarcinoma
  20. Follicular carcinoma of the thyroid
  21. Dynamic Risk group analysis
  22. Hurthle cell carcinoma
  23. Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid: Sporadic
  24. Medullary carcinoma: MEN syndromes
  25. Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid: Microcarcinoma
  26. Anaplastic carcinoma and Lymphoma
  27. Pediatric thyroid carcinoma
  28. Chernobyl and radiation induced thyroid cancer
  29. Familial papillary carcinoma
  30. Standard unilateral and bilateral thyroid surgery (+DVD)
  31. Minimally invasive thyroid surgery (+DVD)
  32. Surgical anatomy of the superior laryngeal nerve (+DVD)
  33. Surgical anatomy and monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (with color plate) (+DVD)
  34. Surgery for locally advanced thyroid cancer: Larynx
  35. Surgery for locally advanced thyroid cancer surgery: Trachea (+DVD)
  36. Extracervical approaches to the thyroid
  37. Central neck dissection: indications
  38. Central neck dissection: technique (+DVD)
  39. Lateral neck dissection: indications
  40. Lateral neck dissection: technique (+DVD)
  41. Transoral approach for retropharyngeal nodes
  42. Incisions of the neck surgery
  43. New technology in thyroid surgery
  44. Pathology of the thyroid gland
  45. Pathophysiology of RLN paralysis
  46. Management of RLN paralysis, and repair
  47. Non-neural complications
  48. Endocrine surgical outcomes: Quality Registers
  49. Medical malpractice and Ethics:considerations in thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  50. Postoperative management of differentiated thyroid cancer
  51. Radioactive iodine scanning: ablation and treatment
  52. External beam radiation therapy for thyroid malignancy
  53. Reoperative surgery for thyroid cancer
  54. Alcohol ablation for recurrent papillary nodes
  55. Medical treatment horizons for metastatic thyroid cancer
  56. Primary hyperparathyroidism: pathophysiology and surgical indications, work-up
  57. Preoperative localization tests-US and Sesimibi
  58. Surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism (including asymptomatic and normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism)
  59. Standard Bilat Parathyroid Exploration
  60. Focused Single gland parathyroid exploration
  61. Minimally invasive video assisted parathyroid surgery
  62. Parathyroid surgery with local anesthesia
  63. Intraoperative PTH
  64. Radio guided parathyroid surgery
  65. Surgical management of multigland disease
  66. Surgical management of secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  67. MEN syndromes: parathyroid management
  68. Revision parathyroid surgery
  69. Parathyroid carcinoma
  70. Surgical pathology of the parathyroid glands

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