Surgical Trends in Treatment of Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Cancer, and Parathyroid Disease

  • Haengrang Ryu
  • Rachel Harris
  • Nancy D. Perrier


Operative intervention on the thyroid and parathyroid glands has been increasingly performed with minimally invasive and selective techniques over the past decade. This often requires a high-quality, preoperative imaging evaluation that provides tumor localization and knowledge of the relevant anatomical considerations. In this chapter imaging modalities are discussed with regards to benign and malignant disease. Indications for thyroid lobectomy, total thyroidectomy, neck dissection, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and standard cervical exploration (SCE) are discussed.


Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Nodule Parathyroid Gland Total Thyroidectomy Parathyroid Adenoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haengrang Ryu
    • 1
  • Rachel Harris
    • 2
  • Nancy D. Perrier
    • 3
  1. 1.MD Anderson Cancer CenterYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgical Oncology, Section of Surgical EndocrinologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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