Thyroid Surgery: Preventing and Managing Complications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118444698
  • ISBN-13: 9781118444696
  • DDC: 617.539
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Recognition and treatment of thyroid and parathyroid diseases has increased at an accelerating pace over the past 10 years, due to introduction and refinement of imaging technologies such as high-resolution ultrasound, MRI, PET scans, and others. Surgical techniques have also become vastly more sophisticated as a result of emerging technologies such as image-localized surgery, endoscopic and robotic techniques, and intraoperative nerve and laboratory test monitoring capabilities. Edited by an international team of experts from the US and Europe, Thyroid Surgery: Preventing and Managing Complications provides endocrine surgeons, general surgeons and otolaryngologists with a highly practical, full colour multimedia tool to help them perfect their surgical techniques and overcome the various complications that can arise when performing surgery of the thyroid.   Packed full of useful tips and tricks, excellently illustrated with over 130 figures and with a high-quality full colour interior, key areas covered include: Best practices in thyroid surgery Intraoperative complications Postoperative complications Complications following minimally invasive and robotic techniques Thyroid hormone replacement and quality of life after thyroid surgery Along with the print book, the companion website contains 20 high-class, step-by-step surgical videos of thyroid surgery in action, giving the reader outstanding visual coverage of the optimum management for both common and rare surgical complications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Companion Website.
1: Epidemiology and Acceptable Rates of Complications Following Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
2: Incidence of Morbidity Following Thyroid Surgery: Acceptable Morbidity Rates.
3: Medical Malpractice and Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands.
4: Extent of Thyroidectomy and Incidence of Morbidity: Risk-appropriate Treatment.
5: Thyroid Surgery in Paediatric Patients.
6: Best Practices in Thyroid Surgery.
7: How to Perform a ‘Safe’ Thyroidectomy: ‘Tips and Tricks’.
8: Minimally Invasive Video-assisted Thyroidectomy.
9: Robotic Thyroid Surgery.
10: Extensive Surgery for Thyroid Cancer: Central Neck Dissection.
11: Extensive Surgery for Thyroid Cancer: Lateral Neck Dissection.
12: Surgery for Retrosternal/Upper Mediastinal Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease.
13: Reoperative Thyroid Surgery.
14: How to Use Energy Devices and their Potential Hazards.
15: Intraoperative Complications: The ‘Classic’ Issues.
16: The Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve.
17: The Superior Laryngeal Nerve.
18: The Parathyroid Glands in Thyroid Surgery.
19: Cosmetic Complications.
20: Intraoperative Complications: The Rare Ones.
21: Management and Prevention of Laryngotracheal and Oesophageal Injuries in Thyroid Surgery.
22: Injury of the Major Vessels.
23: Lesions Following Lateral Neck Dissection: Phrenic, Vagus and Accessory Nerve Injury, and Chyle Leak.
24: Amiodarone-induced Thyrotoxicosis and Thyroid Storm.
25: Postoperative Complications Requiring Urgent Treatment.
26: Respiratory Failure Following Extubation.
27: Postoperative Bleeding.
28: The Occurrence and Management of Pneumothorax in Thyroid Surgery.
29: Postoperative Complications.
30: The Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve.
31: The Parathyroids.
32: The Rare Ones: Horner's Syndrome, Complications from Surgical Positioning and Post-sternotomy Complications.
33: Late Complications of Thyroid Surgery.
34: Post-thyroidectomy Distress: Voice and Swallowing Impairment Following Thyroidectomy.
35: New Issues: Complications Following Minimally Invasive and Robotic Techniques.
36: Minimally Invasive Techniques Performed through the Neck Access.
37: Minimally Invasive Techniques Performed through Other Accesses.
38: Complications of Robotic Thyroidectomy.
39: Iatrogenic Hypothyroidism, Metabolic Effects of Post-thyroidectomy Thyroid Hormone Replacement, and Quality of Life after Thyroid Surgery.
40: Iatrogenic Hypothyroidism and Its Sequelae.
41: Quality of Life after Thyroid Surgery.