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Parathyroid Surgery
Fundamental and Advanced Concepts

Edited by: David Terris, William S. Duke, Janice L. Pasieka
248 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
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With worldwide contributions from experts in the field of parathyroid disease and surgery, Parathyroid Surgery: Fundamental and Advanced Concepts is the only text devoted specifically to the surgical management of parathyroid disease. Chapters include detailed discussions of preoperative diagnosis and testing, advanced imaging techniques and state-of-the-art surgical interventions, and incorporate thorough and judicious reviews of the current medical literature. Postoperative management strategies are also addressed to ensure physicians can safely optimize patient outcomes.

As a resource that includes all of the most critical, new topics in parathyroid surgery, this book will appeal to both surgical and nonsurgical professionals, including general otolaryngologists, general surgeons, endocrine surgeons, head and neck surgeons, surgical oncologists, and endocrinologists.

From the Foreword:
"Parathyroid Surgery: Fundamental and Advanced Concepts is an excellent and very valuable book which offers a comprehensive account of our state of knowledge about parathyroid disorders in 2014. Many questions have been answered and other excellent ones have been posed. I recommend this book very highly to all "students" of parathyroid disease."

Edwin L. Kaplan, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


  • Joel A Smith FRCS (ORL-HNS), Journal of Laryngology and Otology (July 2014):
    "Parathyroid Surgery: Fundamental and Advanced Concepts is a timely and welcome addition to the literature on parathyroid disease and its surgical management. The sub-speciality has undergone significant changes in recent years, both in terms of diagnosis and management strategies, and the book is a response to this. ...

    By keeping the scope broad, the authors have given this book wide appeal and it represents a useful text for medical students and residents alike. In addition, the advanced sections, including investigation, surgical treatment algorithms and management of patients with complex disease make it an essential text for practicing surgeons of all abilities and from all backgrounds. The modernity of the text, with its authorship from a combination of surgical backgrounds, further illustrates its up-to date nature and forward projection.

    The book is logically set out and works both as a complete text or a series of well constructed sub-sections. ... Although sub-sections are written by specialists within each field, the overall style is well maintained by the editors, ensuring flow and progression, whilst keeping the subject of parathyroid surgery at the forefront of the discussion. ... The content is well presented with appropriate and clear illustrations throughout, which augment the presented text without distracting from it. As such, it should be regarded as the complete text for the parathyroid surgeon. ...

    Overall, this is a well-resourced and logical book with wide appeal to those managing patients with parathyroid disease. It achieves its ultimate goal of defining parathyroid surgery as a sub-speciality in its own right, rather than an aside in textbooks on thyroid disease. As an inaugural edition I am sure it and its future iterations will become established as a vital text for parathyroid surgeons. It is a welcome addition to the literature, bringing together recent advances in investigation and treatment and meets a demand for increasing surgical need in the populations in which we work."

  • Philip M Spanheimer, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics), Doody's Review Service (July 2014):
    "It starts with historical perspectives, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry before progressing to diagnosis and medical and surgical management. The discussions of pathophysiology and imaging are excellent, detailed, and presented in a way that is easy to understand. This is the most comprehensive book on parathyroid disease that I have seen. This is a phenomenal resource on parathyroid disease. It achieves the difficult goal of being an appropriate reference for medical students through experienced providers and makes complex subjects accessible while maintaining important detail."


  • Chapter 1. History of Parathyroid Surgery
    • Janice L. Pasieka and Jon A. van Heerden

  • Chapter 2. Physiology of Calcium Regulation
    • Tracy S. Wang and Julie Ann Sosa

  • Chapter 3. Dysfunction and Pathology of Calcium Axis
    • Bethany A. Jackson, Anthony L. Mulloy, and René J. Harper

  • Chapter 4. Diagnostic and Laboratory Evaluation of Hyperparathyroidism
    • Julianna Barsony

  • Chapter 5. Nonsurgical Therapy of Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    • Angela L. Carrelli and Shonni J. Silverberg

  • Chapter 6. Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Eligibility for Surgery
    • Justin P. Wagner and Michael W. Yeh

  • Chapter 7. Ultrasound of the Parathyroid Glands
    • Lisa A. Orloff and Ryan P. Goepfert

  • Chapter 8. Scintigraphic Evaluation of Parathyroid Adenomas: Techniques, Protocols, and Interpretation
    • Twyla B. Bartel, Tracy L. Yarbrough, and Brendan C. Stack, Jr.

  • Chapter 9. Adjunctive Imaging Modalities: MRI, CT, and 4D-CT
    • Steven E. Rodgers, Thinh H. Vu, Robert Preston Ray, Beth S. Edeiken-Monroe, and Nancy D. Perrier

  • Chapter 10. Conventional Parathyroid Surgery: Bilateral Exploration
    • Adrian M. Harvey and Janice L. Pasieka

  • Chapter 11. Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Parathyroidectomy (MIVAP)
    • Paolo Miccoli and Michele N. Minuto

  • Chapter 12. Radioguided Parathyroidectomy
    • Rebecca S. Sippel and Herbert Chen

  • Chapter 13. Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy: North American Modifications
    • William S. Duke and David J. Terris

  • Chapter 14. Robotic Parathyroidectomy
    • Naciye Cigdem Arslan, Neil S. Tolley, and Eren Berber

    • Chapter 15. The Role of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Assessment in Parathyroid Surgery
    • Phillip K. Pellitteri and Richard A. Hodin

  • Chapter 16. Renal Hyperparathyroidism
    • Cord Sturgeon and Peter Angelos

  • Chapter 17. MEN-Associated Hyperparathyroidism
    • Peter Stanton and Mark Sywak

  • Chapter 18. Post-Parathyroidectomy Management
    • Michael C. Singer and David L. Steward

  • Chapter 19. Prevention and Management of Complications
    • Maisie L. Shindo and Kresimira Milas

  • Chapter 20. Management of Refractory Disease
    • Jennifer L. Mariti and Gregory W. Randolph

  • Chapter 21. Parathyroid Carcinoma
    • Jonathan R. George and Gary L. Clayman

  • Chapter 22. The Future of Parathyroid Surgery
    • Wen T. Shen and Orlo H. Clark


About The Editors

David Terris

David J. Terris, MD, FACS, is the Porubsky Distinguished Professor, as well as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and surgical director of the Thyroid Center at Georgia Regents University.

William S. Duke

William S. Duke, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Georgia Regents University (GRU). He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University (LSU) and obtained his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Duke completed an otolaryngology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. After residency, he served an additional four years in the United States Army, including tenures as chief of otolaryngology during both domestic and overseas assignments. Dr. Duke went on to complete a fellowship in head and neck endocrine surgery at Georgia Regents University, where he now serves as a member of the GRU Thyroid and Parathyroid Center.

Janice L. Pasieka

Janice Pasieka, MD, FRCSC FACS, graduated from the University of Western Ontario Medical School and completed her general surgery residency training at the University of Calgary. Following her residency, she completed three years of endocrine surgical training—a year of which under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Thompson at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Pasieka went on to study endocrine surgery at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden under the mentorship of Dr. Bertil Hamberger. She returned to the University of Calgary and has devoted her clinical practice solely to endocrine surgical diseases.

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