Thyroid Cancer

A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management

  • Leonard Wartofsky
  • Douglas Van Nostrand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. General Considerations I: Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James J. Figge
      Pages 9-15
    3. Nikita Pozdeyev, Gregory Lund, Michael T. McDermott
      Pages 17-30
    4. Andrew J. Bauer, Gary L. Francis
      Pages 31-41
    5. Andreas Moraitis, Constantine A. Stratakis
      Pages 43-70
    6. Su He Wang, James R. Baker Jr.
      Pages 71-77
    7. James J. Figge, Timothy A. Jennings, Gregory Gerasimov, Nikolai A. Kartel, Gennady Ermak
      Pages 79-100
    8. Virginia A. LiVolsi, Zubair W. Baloch
      Pages 101-104
    9. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 105-117
    10. Matthew D. Ringel, Stephen J. Burgun
      Pages 119-129
  3. General Considerations II: Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Frank B. Atkins, Douglas Van Nostrand
      Pages 133-152
    3. Douglas Van Nostrand, Frank B. Atkins
      Pages 153-184
    4. Brahm Shapiro, Vittoria Rufini, Ayman Jarwan, Onelio Geatti, Kimberlee J. Kearfott, Lorraine M. Fig et al.
      Pages 185-204
    5. Kanchan Kulkarni, Frank B Atkins, Douglas Van Nostrand
      Pages 205-214
    6. Iain Ross McDougall
      Pages 237-241
    7. Douglas Van Nostrand
      Pages 243-244
  4. The Thyroid Nodule

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Zubair W. Baloch, Virginia A. LiVolsi
      Pages 277-280
    3. Enrico Papini, Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Andrea Frasoldati, Laszlo Hegedüs
      Pages 293-314
    4. Douglas Van Nostrand, Mark Schneider, Elmo R. Acio
      Pages 315-322
    5. Carlos Alberto Garcia
      Pages 323-330
    6. Andrew J. Bauer
      Pages 335-346
  5. Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Papillary Carcinoma – Presentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 359-370
    3. Victor J. Bernet
      Pages 371-376
    4. Gerard M. Doherty
      Pages 377-379
    5. Zubair W. Baloch, Virginia A. LiVolsi
      Pages 381-391
  6. Postoperative Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Richard J. Robbins, Sheba Asghar, Kristoffer Seelbach, Robert Michael Tuttle
      Pages 411-416
  7. Follow-Up and Surveillance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Merica Shrestha, Henry B. Burch
      Pages 419-425
    3. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 427-432
    4. D. Robert Dufour
      Pages 443-447
    5. Andrea Frasoldati, Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Enrico Papini, Laszlo Hegedüs
      Pages 455-470
    6. Douglas Van Nostrand
      Pages 471-473
    7. Steven G. Waguespack, Gary L. Francis
      Pages 475-485

About this book


Thoroughly revised and extensively expanded, this encyclopedic, highly acclaimed title addresses all aspects of the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, initial treatment and long-term management of all varieties of thyroid cancer. Expertly edited by Drs. Leonard Wartofsky and Douglas Van Nostrand, this gold standard reference is divided into 11 Parts: General Considerations on Thyroid Cancer; General Considerations on Nuclear Medicine; the Thyroid Nodule; Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer; Variants of Thyroid Cancer, Undifferentiated Tumors: Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma; Undifferentiated Tumors: Thyroid Lymphoma; Undifferentiated Tumors: Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer; New Frontiers and Future Directions; and Additional Resources. With exceptional breadth and depth, the book includes chapters dedicated to isotopes, isotope uptake and scanning procedures such as SPECT/CT, radioiodine ablation (with or without recombinant human TSH), stunning, dosimetry (with or without recombinant human TSH), Octreotide and FDG-PET scanning and other alternative imaging modalities. There is a valuable reference atlas of scan images and illustrations, and a scholarly summary of the side effects of radioiodine and how to avoid or minimize adverse effects of treatment. In addition to an updated section on ultrasonography of the thyroid gland, new sections have been added, including ones on ultrasonography of cervical lymph nodes and imaging for thyroid cancer employing computerized tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An indispensable reference source with chapters written by the field’s leading authoritative experts, Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Third Edition, will be of great interest to not only pathologists, endocrine surgeons, endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and oncologists but all clinicians with an interest in thyroid cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard Wartofsky
    • 1
  • Douglas Van Nostrand
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineMedStar Washington Hospital Center Georgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine Research MedStar Research Institute and Washington Hospital CenterGeorgetown University School of Medicine Washington Hospital CenterWashington, DCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3312-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3314-3
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