Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases: Medical and Surgical Management, 2nd ed

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Review by J Watkinson
Birmingham and London, UK

This new book represents a welcome second edition (albeit with a different co-author), with David Terris having been the lead author in the first edition too. Having co-written Parathyroid Surgery: Fundamental and Advanced Concepts with William Duke and Janice Pasieka (as reviewed in The Journal of Laryngology & Otology in 2014), David co-opted William Duke as the second editor in this new, updated multidisciplinary publication. Many of the chapters have simply been updated and combined from the previous editions, although there are some new chapters which focus on challenging parathyroid conditions, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia, renal hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid cancer. 

The book is well illustrated (with over 200 new colour illustrations) and serves as an up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the evaluation and treatment of those with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. It is well resourced and written with insight, and includes the newer surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive surgery and robotics. 

Whilst there is more detailed discussion of both thyroid cancer and staging, there is little mention of using the newly published guidelines from both the American Thyroid Association and British Thyroid Association with regard to the investigation and management of malignancy. Although there is a chapter on complications, there is minimal reference to the audit, data collection and publication of outcomes. However, these are minor criticisms of what is a valuable book resource for all surgeons and physicians involved in the management of patients with thyroid and parathyroid diseases.

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