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The Handbook of Endocrine Surgery cover

This pocket handbook is geared towards surgical endocrinologists in training but will also be useful as a quick reference to the practicing endocrine surgeon or the resident in training during their surgical endocrinology rotation. It provides the essential information physicians need to aid them in the evaluation and management of patients with both straightforward and complex endocrine problems. This book contains practical information about how to order, perform, and interpret laboratory assessments, diagnostic tests and imaging tests, as well as useful treatment algorithms to aid in the care of patients with endocrine disorders.

Sample Chapter(s)
Foreword (36 KB)
Chapter 1.A.1: Thyroid Evaluation ̶ Laboratory Testing (73 KB)

  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Endocrine Pancreas

Readership: Surgical endocrinologists in training, practicing endocrine surgeons, medical residents in trainings.
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  • Pages:i–xxxviii

THYROID–A. Evaluation

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Thyroid Evaluation — Laboratory Testing
  • Pages:3–13

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Thyroid Imaging
  • Pages:15–25

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Thyroid Evaluation — FNA
  • Pages:27–38

THYROID–B. Clinical Management

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Evaluation of a New Thyroid Nodule
  • Pages:39–48

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Management of Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Pages:49–61

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Management of Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Pages:63–78

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Management of Follicular and Hürthle Cell Cancer
  • Pages:79–88

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Management of Aggressive Variants and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancers
  • Pages:89–100

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Management of Thyroid Lymphomas, Metastatic Lesions and Other Rare Tumors
  • Pages:101–108

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  • Pages:109–123

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Management of Complications of Thyroidectomy
  • Pages:125–136

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Thyroid Hormone Replacement/Adjustment
  • Pages:137–143


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Parathyroid Laboratory Testing
  • Pages:147–157

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Parathyroid Imaging
  • Pages:159–170

PARATHYROID–B. Clinical Management

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Clinical Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pages:171–178

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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pages:179–201

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Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pages:203–210

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Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Pages:211–221

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Hyperparathyroidism in Familial Disease
  • Pages:223–239

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Management of Hypercalcemic Crisis
  • Pages:241–248

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Postoperative Hypocalcemia
  • Pages:249–264

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Cryopreservation and Autotransplantation of Parathyroid Tissue
  • Pages:265–275

ADRENAL–A. Evaluation

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Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Pages:279–286

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Cushing's Syndrome: Laboratory and Imaging Evaluation
  • Pages:287–298

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  • Pages:299–313

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Evaluation and Diagnosis of Hyperaldosteronism
  • Pages:315–327

ADRENAL–B. Clinical Management

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Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Pages:329–340

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Preoperative and Perioperative Management of Adrenal Lesions
  • Pages:341–356

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Adrenal Cortical Cancer
  • Pages:357–365


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Evaluation of Carcinoid Tumors
  • Pages:369–375

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Evaluation of Insulinoma
  • Pages:377–390

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Evaluation of Gastrinoma
  • Pages:391–396

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Evaluation of “Other” Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
  • Pages:397–404

ENDOCRINE PANCREAS–B. Clinical Management

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Clinical Management of Midgut Carcinoid Tumors
  • Pages:405–422

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Clinical Management of Insulinoma
  • Pages:423–429

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Clinical Management of Gastrinoma
  • Pages:431–442

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Clinical Management of Nonfunctional Neuroendocrine Tumors and Management of Metastatic Disease
  • Pages:443–453