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Practical Manual of Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease

Asit Arora (Editor), Neil Tolley (Editor), R. Michael Tuttle (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30764-1 January 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 220 Pages



Edited and authored by international experts,A Practical Manual of Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseasepresents concise, evidence-based, multi-disciplinary guidance relevant for a global audience. Where appropriate, chapters include an evidence appraisal section which critically assesses the level of the evidence available for different treatment options.

Reflecting the latest in clinical research and showcasing techniques pioneered by the contributors, the book includes chapters dedicated to advances in:

  • cytology
  • radiological assessment
  • molecular biology and treatment rationale in thyroid cancer
  • surgical technique including minimally invasive modalities

Designed to be user-friendly, the book contains key points, case studies, color photographs and diagrams throughout. Multiple choice questions included at the end of each chapter enable self assessment.  

The book will be relevant to the medical undergraduate, postgraduate and clinical nurse specialist. Primary care physicians will find this an excellent resource for reference purposes and it will update specialists involved with treating thyroid and parathyroid disease in the fields of Pathology, Radiology, Oncology, Endocrinology and Surgery.

List of Contributors.



Section 1. Thyroid Disease.

1 Symptoms, Assessment and Guidelines for Primary Care Referral (Graham Hornett, Stephen Robinson, Asit Arora).

2 Pathological Spectrum of Thyroid Disease (Tim Stephenson).

3 Thyroid Cytopathology (Glen Dixon, Julie McCarthy).

4 Thyroid Imaging (Gitta Madani).

5 The Role of Nuclear Medicine (Ravinder K. Grewal, Steven M. Larson, Jorge A. Carrasquillo).

6 Endocrine Disorders: Medical Management (Nick Oliver, Stephen Robinson).

7 Clinical Anatomy and Developmental Aberrations (Vishy Mahadevan).

8 Surgical Management of Benign Thyroid Disease (David J. Lesnik, Miriam A. O’Leary, J. Pieter Noordzij, Gregory W. Randolph).

9 Oncogenesis & Molecular Targeted Therapy In Thyroid Cancer (Kepal N. Patel, Bhuvanesh Singh).

10 An Overview of the Management of Thyroid Cancer (R. Michael Tuttle).

11 Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer (Neil Tolley, Asit Arora, Christos Georgalas).

12 Medical Management of Thyroid Cancer (Masud Haq, Clive Harmer).

Section 2. Parathyroid Disease.

13 Symptoms, Differential Diagnosis and Management (Jeremy Cox, Mike Stearns).

14 Investigations (Brendan C. Stack, Gregory Randolph).

15 Pathological Spectrum of Parathyroid Disease (John Lynn, Paul Lewis).

16 Clinical Anatomy, Developmental Aberrations and Endocrinology (Malcolm H. Wheeler).

17 Management of Parathyroid Disease (Paolo Miccoli, Gabriele Materazzi, Piero Berti).


"This book is well written and easy to follow with up to date references.  The evidence base  summaries in each chapter are also very useful for trainees and trained clinicians.  For the nonconcologist or pathologist the oncogenesis chapter and the cytopathology chapter are up to date and very useful reminders of thyroid cancer.  The management sections are easy to follow and very contemporary." (BMA Awards Appraisal, March 2010 )
A multidisciplinary and evidence-based textbook for all clinicians caring for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disease

Ground breaking content includes chapters dedicated to advances in molecular biology, the latest in radiological assessment, cytology and advances in surgical technique such as endoscopic and robotic assisted modalities

Multiple choice questions in each chapter enable self assessment and can contribute to the reader’s CME

Accessible and practical with key points, case scenarios, colour photographs and diagrams throughout