Utilizing the most current evidence, this practical book is the first publication of its kind to focus exclusively on the clinical and laboratory evaluation and therapy of thyroid nodules, including advances in evaluation and controversies in management. Opening with chapters presenting the epidemiology, history, laboratory and clinical evaluation of thyroid nodules, the use of radioactive isotope ultrasound and CT scanning in diagnosis is then described. The interpretation of thyroid cytology following fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies and the use of molecular markers are discussed in detail, as is the controversial use of thyroxine therapy. Following a presentation of the common and minimally invasive surgical approaches to thyroid nodules, chapters on multinodal goiters, incidentalomas and thyroid nodules in children round out the presentation.
Written and edited by leading US and international thyroidologists, Thyroid Nodules is a useful, state-of-the-art text for endocrinologists, surgeons, and primary care physicians.
Hossein Gharib, MD, MACP, MACE
Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA
1. Epidemiology of Thyroid Nodules.- History and Examination for Thyroid Nodules.- Laboratory Evaluation for Thyroid Nodules.- Nuclear Medicine in Evaluation and Therapy of Nodular Thyroid.- Imaging for Thyroid Nodules.- Fine Needle Aspiration for Thyroid Nodules.- Description and Classification of Thyroid Cytology.- Molecular Markers and Thyroid Nodule Evaluation.- Thyroxine Therapy for Thyroid Nodules .- Multinodular Goiter.- Thyroid Incidentalomas.- Surgery for Thyroid Nodules.- Minimally-Invasive Treatments for Thyroid Nodules.- Thyroid Nodules in Children.