There has been a recent surge of interest within the world of endocrine surgery in the US and worldwide with resultant significant changes on the way surgery is performed. Where before a 5-7 year period was taken for a general surgeon, after which the medic would take a 1 year residency then a fellowship, now they are looking at 3 years core surgery and then going straight to specialise, opening up the discipline to more people. The book is a valuable tool for those revising for board examinations and Fellowship examinations. The text, compiled by expert authors from the USA, Europe and Asia, provides an international perspective on the basic knowledge and clinical management.
Thyroid.- Thyroid Embryology, Anatomy, and Physiology: A Review for the Surgeon.- The Assessment of Thyroid Nodules.- Thyroid: Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy.- Thyroid Imaging.- Multinodular Goiter.- Thyrotoxicosis and Thyroiditis: Causes, Investigation, and Management.- Molecular Biology of Thyroid Cancer.- Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: An Overview and the Chernobyl Effect.- Poorly Differentiated and Undifferentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Postoperative Management of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Medullary Thyroid Cancer.- Technique of Thyroidectomy.- Lymph Node Dissection in Thyroid Cancer.- Management of the Laryngeal Nerves and Voice.- Parathyroid.- Embryology, Anatomy, and Physiology of the Parathyroid Glands.- Presentation and Diagnosis of Primary Hyperparathyroidism.- Parathyroid Localization and Imaging.- Intraoperative PTH Monitoring.- Focused Parathyroidectomy.- Parathyroid: Bilateral Neck Exploration.- Reoperative Parathyroid Surgery.- Management of Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism.- Parathyroid Carcinoma.- Adrenal.- Adrenal Embryology, Anatomy, and Physiology.- Adrenal Imaging.- Adrenal Venous Sampling.- Primary Hyperaldosteronism.- Cushing's Disease and Syndrome.- Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma.- Adrenocortical Carcinoma.- Incidentaloma.- Adrenal Metastases and Rare Adrenal Tumors.- Technique of Open and Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy.- Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy.- Pancreas.- Pancreas: Embryology, Anatomy, and Physiology.- Pancreatic Imaging: The Value for Surgery of Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Tumors.- Diagnosis and Management of Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia.- Gastrinoma.- Rare Functioning Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors.- Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors in the Liver.- Pancreatic Incidentaloma.- Technique of Pancreatic Resection.- Familial Endocrine Conditions.- Familial Endocrine Conditions.- Carcinoid.- Carcinoid: Presentation and Diagnosis, Surgical Management.