Key Features

  • Considers etiology, embryology, anatomy, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic and localization procedures as well as surgical and other treatment modalities for the full range of endocrine disorders.
  • Reviews rationales, pre-operative considerations, operative techniques, and post-operative treatment for each procedure ... as well as the benefits, risks, controversial issues, and cost-effectiveness of each approach.
  • Makes complex information easy to understand with more than 500 line drawings and photographs.

Table of Contents

1 Thyroid Physiology

2 Surgical Anatomy & Embryology of the Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands & Recurrent & External Laryngeal Nerves

3 Medical & Surgical Treatment of Endemic Goiter

4 Management of Benign Nonendemic Goiter

5 Thyroiditis: Acute, Subacute, Hashimoto's & Riedel's

6 Hypothyroidism

7 Hyperthyriodism: Graves' Disease & Toxic Nodular Goiter

8 Use & Abuse of Thyroid-stimulating Hormone Suppressive Therapy in Patients w/ Nodular Goiter & Benign or Malignant Thyroid Neoplasms

9 Approach to Thryoid Nodules

10 Childhood Thryoid Carcinoma

11 Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Rationale for Hemithyroidectomy & Regional Node Dissection

12 Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Rationale for Total Thyroidectomy

13 Follicular Neoplasms of the Thyroid

14 Hurthle Cell Adenoma & Carcinoma

15 Medullary Thyroid Cancer

16 Localization Tests in Patients w/ Thyroid Cancer

17 Papillary & Follicular Carcinoma: Surgical & Radioiodine Treatment of Distant Metastases

18 Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland

19 Unusual Thryoid Cancer, Lymphoma & Metastase to the Thyroid

20 Recurrent Thyroid Cancer

21 Thyroidectomy

22 Management of Regional Lymph Nodes in Papillary, Follicular, & Medullary Thyroid Cancers

23 Complications of Thyroid Surgery

24 Thyroid Emergencies: Thyroid storm & Myxedema Coma

25 Histologic & Cytologic Characteristics of Thyroid Cancers

26 Factors That Predispose to Thyroid Neoplasia

27 Predictors of Thyroid Tumor Aggressiveness

28 Growth Factor, Thyroid Hyperplasia & Neoplasia

29 Signal Transduction in Thyroid Neoplasms

30 Oncogenes in Thyroid Tumors

31 Thyroid Oncogenesis

32 Cellular Properties Associated with Invasion in Normal & Malignant Endocrine Tumor Cells

33 Surgical Management of Recurrent & Intrathoracic Goiters


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