Atlas of Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Surgery

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The thyroid gland, found in the neck, sets the rate at which the body produces energy by the release of thyroid hormones, controlling metabolism through the production of these hormones. The thyroid gland may become overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). This atlas is a complete guide to thyroid disorders and thyroid surgery. Divided into eight sections, the book begins with an introduction to examination of the thyroid and recognition of symptoms that may lead to the diagnosis of various disorders. The following chapters discuss different disorders and their surgical management, as well as potential complications. Each section contains numerous full colour illustrations featuring gross and microscopic thyroid pathology, imaging, and high quality intra-operative photographs. Key points * Comprehensive atlas of thyroid disorders and thyroid surgery * Features examination, diagnosis and management of numerous disorders * Includes numerous illustrations of gross and microscopic thyroid pathology * Presents high quality intra-operative photographs