An outstanding reference for performing successful thyroid operations
Atlas of Thyroid Surgery: Principles, Practice, and Clinical Cases is a concise guide for the surgical management of thyroid disease.
Descriptions of endocrine pathophysiology and the pathogenesis of nodular goiter and thyroid neoplasms
Thorough discussion of the capsular dissection technique and its essential advantages as a minimally invasive approach with low morbidity
Numerous clinical cases with step-by-step demonstrations of surgical procedures and concise comments on management, helping clinicians prepare for range of scenarios encountered in everyday practice
More than 100 clear line drawings and full-color photographs that illustrate key concepts
Surgical videos on an accompanying DVD present detailed surgical technique in five clinical cases with cross references to the text
Atlas of Thyroid Surgery: Principles, Practice, and Clinical Cases is a superb guide for general surgeons and endocrine and ENT surgeons operating on the thyroid. Endocrinologists, oncologists, pathologists, and residents in these specialties will also greatly benefit from the wealth of information provided in the text.
Professor emeritus, Surgical Clinic, Spital Zollikerberg, Zollikerberg/Zurich, Switzerland
Part I. Surgical Anatomy; Surgical Technique 1. Notes on Positioning the Patient 2. Basic Surgical Anatomy 3. Incisions, Thyroid Exposure 4. Capsular Dissection 5. Thyroid Hilus: Suspensory Ligament of Berry; Inferior (Recurrent) Laryngeal Nerve; Parathyroids; Posterior Thyroid Process (Tubercle of Zuckerkandl) 6. Further Case Records with Demonstrations of the Technique of Capsular Dissection PART II. Thyroid Nodules Modern Concepts Follicular Neoplasia. Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma (FTC) 7. Basic Remarks 8. Proliferation, Clonality, and Autonomy of Thyroid Lesions  9. Molecular Genetic Diagnosis. Gene Profiling 10. Follicular Neoplasia 11. Thyroid Nodules in Surgical Practice. Strategy of Adequate Excision 12. Case Records: Hyperplastic and Neoplastic Nodules; Functional Autonomy; Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma (FTC) 13. Embryological Thyroid Development and Developmental Anomalies: Clinical Aspects 14. Total Thyroidectomy for Benign Nodular Goiter 15. Longstanding Solitary Nodule 16. Further Clinical Considerations 17. Nodules in Graves Disease 18. Nodules in Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis Hashimoto (Hashimoto s Disease, Lymphocytic Thyroiditis) Part III Malignant Tumors 19. Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC) 20. Anaplastic (Undifferentiated) Thyroid Carcinoma 21. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (C-Cell Carcinoma) Part IV 22. Concluding Remarks