This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers with an interest in the management of thyroid nodules and cancer, including both surgeons and endocrinologists. The book reviews new data about risk factors for nodular disease and cancer, details the management of toxic and non-toxic benign thyroid nodular disease, discusses controversies in the management of indeterminate thyroid nodules and cancer, and reviews the latest data on use of molecular testing for diagnosis and prognosis. Lastly, the book reviews the management of difficult-to-treat thyroid cancers. Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Practical Guide will serve as a useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in thyroid nodular disease and cancer. It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information..
Incidence and Epidemiology -- The Clinically Detected and Palpable Thyroid Nodule -- Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Soft Tissues of the Neck -- Thyroid Nodule Biopsy -- The Bethesda System of Reporting Cytopathology (BSRTC) -- Utility of Non-Ultrasound Imaging for the Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer -- Surveillance of Benign Thyroid Nodules -- Role of Medical Management -- Role of Surgery -- Surgical Intervention for Indeterminate Nodules -- Staging -- Importance of Surgeon Experience in the Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer -- The pediatric thyroid nodule and Papillary Thyroid Cancer Management -- Microcarcinoma -- Surgical Management of Low Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer -- Management of the Central Neck Lymph Nodes: Prophylactic Central Lymph Node Dissection vs. Therapeutic -- Management of the Persistent and Recurrent PTC Lymph Node Metastases -- Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer in the Pregnant Patient -- Perioperative Management of the Voice and Calcium -- Initial Treatment/Ablation Based on Risk Stratification -- Treatment of Recurrent/Metastatic Thyroid Cancer with RAI -- Surveillance of Treated Thyroid Cancer Patients and Thyroid Hormone Replacement and Suppression -- Holistic and Integrative Approaches to Patients Undergoing Thyroid Surgery -- Follicular and Hurthle Cell Carcinoma -- Locally Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: What Are the Surgical Treatment Options? -- External Beam Radiation for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Differentiated Thyroid Cancer -- Systemic Therapy for Advanced Metastatic Thyroid Cancer.