This book is a unique in-depth and comprehensive reference that covers all surgically relevant thyroid and parathyroid diseases and presents the latest information on their management. International authorities discuss operative techniques and treatments in detail and explain the rationales for their favored approaches. The topics of this second edition include the description of surgically relevant pathologies, preoperative surgical evaluation, decision making, and operative strategies for the various thyroid and parathyroid diseases. In addition, experts present the molecular basis for thyroid neoplasia, review the current understanding of the genetics of inherited thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and discuss the management of recurrent and locally invasive thyroid cancer. Evolving modern operative techniques such as neuromonitoring and minimally invasive (videoscopic) approaches to the thyroid and parathyroids are also covered.
|Publication date:||10th November 2012|
|Publisher:||Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K an imprint of Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG|
Daniel Oertli, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery at the University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland and author of many publications in the field of endocrine surgery, visceral surgery, oncological surgery, surgery of the female breast and general surgery. Robert Udelsman, MD, M.B.A., F.A.C.S. is Lampman Memorial Professor of Surgery and Oncology, he is Chairman of the Department of Surgery; Chief at the Surgery Servoce at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His surgical specialty is Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He holds a Board Certificaiton of the American Board of Surgery,received his medical education at Lafayette College, ...More About Daniel Oertli