Thyroid Surgery : Preventing and Managing Complications

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This highly practical, full color teaching tool is focused on best surgical practice in thyroid surgery, including the key issue of prevention and management of surgical complications. An accompanying website contains twenty step-by-step surgical videos of thyroid surgery in action. Several chapters are included on brand new surgical techniques, such as robotic and image-localized surgery.

Table of Contents

Contributors, X

Foreword, X

Preface, X


Part 1: Epidemiology and acceptable rates of complications following thyroid and parathyroid surgery

1 Incidence of morbidity following thyroid and parathyroid surgery: acceptable morbidity rates

Paolo Miccoli, Michele N. Minuto, Mario Miccoli

2 Medical malpractice and surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands

Daniel D. Lydiatt, Robert Lindau

3 Extent of the thyroidectomy and incidence of morbidity: risk-appropriate treatment

Dana M. Hartl, Martin Schlumberger

4 Thyroid surgery in pediatric patients

Scott A. Rivkees, Christopher K. Breuer, Robert Udelsman

Part 2: Best practices in thyroid surgery

5 How to perform a "safe" thyroidectomy: "tricks and tips"

Elliot J. Mitmaker, Quan-Yang Duh

6 Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy

Paolo Miccoli, Michele N. Minuto, Piero Berti

7 Robotic thyroid surgery

Michael C. Singer, David J. Terris

8 Extensive surgery for thyroid cancer: central neck dissection

Emad H. Kandil, Salem I. Noureldine, Ralph P. Tufano

9 Extensive surgery for thyroid cancer: lateral neck dissection

Dana M. Hartl, Haïtham Mirghani, Daniel F. Brasnu

10 Surgery for retrosternal/upper mediastinal thyroid/parathyroid disease

Jeffrey J. Houlton, David L. Steward

11 Reoperative thyroid surgery

N. Gopalakrishna Iyer, Ashok R. Shaha

12 How to use energy devices and their potential hazards

Paolo Miccoli, Michele Minuto

Part 3: Intraoperative complications: the "classic" issues

13 The recurrent laryngeal nerve

David Goldenberg,Gregory Randolph

14 The superior laryngeal nerve

Tammy M. Holm, Sara I. Pai

15 The parathyroids

Maisie Shindo

16 Cosmetic complications

Melanie W. Seybt, David J. Terris

Part 4: Intraoperative complications: the rare ones

17 Management and prevention of laryngotracheal and esophageal injuries in thyroid surgery

Mark L. Urken, Eran E. Alon

18 Injury of the major vessels

Lourdes Quintanilla-Dieck, Neil D. Gross

19 Lesions following lateral neck dissection: phrenic, vagus and accessory nerves injury, chyle leak

Clive Grant

20 Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis and thyroid storm

Fausto Bogazzi, Luca Tomisti, Piero Berti and Enio Martino

Part 5: Postoperative complications requiring urgent treatment

21 Respiratory failure following extubation

Moran Amit, Dan M. Fliss

22 Postoperative bleeding

Richelle T. Williams, Peter Angelos

23 The occurrence and management of pneumothorax in thyroid surgery

Kamran Samakar, Jason Wallen, Alfred Simental

Part 6: Postoperative complications

24 The recurrent nerve

Michele P. Morrison, Gregory N. Postma

25 The parathyroids

Claudio Marcocci, Luisella Cianferotti

26 The rare ones: Horner’s syndrome, complications from surgical positioning, and post-sternotomy complications

Lukas H. Kus, Jeremy L. Freeman

27 Late complications of thyroid surgery

Dennis R. Maceri

28 Post-thyroidectomy distress: voice and swallowing impairment following thyroidectomy

Mira Milas, Zvonimir Milas

Part 7: New Issues: Complications following minimally invasive and robotic techniques

29 Minimally invasive techniques performed through the neck access

Paolo Miccoli, Michele N. Minuto, Valeria Matteucci

30 Minimally invasive techniques performed through other accesses

Kee-Hyun Nam, William B. Inabnet III

31 Complications of robotic thyroidectomy

David J. Terris, Michael C. Singer

Part 8: Iatrogenic hypothyroidism, metabolic effects of post-thyroidectomy thyroid hormone replacement, and quality of life after thyroid surgery

32 Iatrogenic hypothyroidism and its sequelae

Paolo Vitti, Francesco Latrofa

33 Quality of life after thyroid surgery

Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi

Index, X

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