Difficult Decisions in Endocrine Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Peter Angelos
  • Raymon H. Grogan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Sadeesh K. Srinathan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sadeesh K. Srinathan, Feng Xie
    Pages 13-22
  4. Joshua A. Hemmerich, Kellie Van Voorhis, Mark K. Ferguson
    Pages 37-48
  5. Benjamin R. Roman, Ashok R. Shaha
    Pages 49-57
  6. Alexander Langerman, Cheryl C. Nocon
    Pages 105-114
  7. Shi Lam, Brian H. H. Lang
    Pages 115-122
  8. Shabirhusain Abadin, Paritosh Suman, Jessica Hwang, Anu Thakrar, Subhash Patel
    Pages 123-139
  9. Benjamin James, Raymon H. Grogan, Edwin L. Kaplan, Peter Angelos
    Pages 153-162
  10. Reese W. Randle, David F. Schneider
    Pages 193-208
  11. Amudhan Pugalenthi, Eren Berber
    Pages 301-310
  12. Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Carrie C. Lubitz
    Pages 325-335
  13. Mark S. Cohen, Travis M. Cotton
    Pages 349-359
  14. Elizabeth Holt, Jennifer Malinowski, Glenda G. Callender
    Pages 361-374
  15. Zahraa Al-Hilli, Melanie L. Lyden
    Pages 375-393
  16. Frédéric Mercier, Liane S. Feldman, Elliot J. Mitmaker
    Pages 395-411
  17. Sarah C. Oltmann, Alan Dackiw, Fiemu E. Nwariaku
    Pages 413-422
  18. Carlos R. Cordón-Fernández, Miguel F. Herrera
    Pages 423-430
  19. Kathleen K. Christians, George Younan, Ben George, Susan Tsai, Douglas B. Evans
    Pages 441-457
  20. Anthony J. Chambers, Janice L. Pasieka
    Pages 459-470
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 471-483

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of difficult decisions encountered within endocrine surgery. Brief uniformly formatted chapters are devoted to answering specific questions relevant to a range of topics across endocrine surgery based upon detailed analysis of available evidence.Topics covered include clinical decision analysis, decision making from the surgeon’s and patient’s perspective, using surgery as opposed to observation for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, and the use of parathyroid cryopreservation. 

Difficult Decisions in Endocrine Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach features a wealth of information on ideal approaches for making clinical decisions in selected clinical situations. It is an important and timely resource for all endocrine surgical trainees, fellows, practitioners, educators, and healthcare providers involved in the management of these patients. 


Adrenal cortical carcinoma Pancreatic tumors Parathyroid carcinoma Thyroid cancer Thyroidectomy Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Parathyroidectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Angelos
    • 1
  • Raymon H. Grogan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and MacLean Center for Clinical Medical EthicsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Michael E. DeBakey Department of SurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92858-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92860-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7750
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7769
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