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Medullary thyroid cancer

Author: Tracy S Wang; Douglas B Evans
Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a comprehensive, contemporary review of this disease and serves as an important resource for clinicians and researchers with an interest in medullary thyroid cancer. The book reviews the initial management of the patient with thyroid nodules, including risk factors, appropriate genetic evaluation of suspected/known medullary thyroid cancer, and appropriate screening for diseases associated with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy S Wang; Douglas B Evans
ISBN: 9783319394121 3319394126 331939410X 9783319394107
OCLC Number: 953969152
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: History and Epidemiology --
Cytology and Pathology: Pitfalls and Challenges --
Initial Evaluation and Diagnosis of Medullary Thyroid Cancer --
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease: The RET Proto-Oncogene --
Genetic Evaluation of the Patient with Medullary Thyroid Cancer --
Preoperative Evaluation of Medullary Thyroid Cancer --
Surgical Management of Inherited MTC: Prophylactic Thyroidectomy --
Surgical Management of Inherited MTC: Therapeutic Thyroidectomy --
Surgical Management of the Parathyroid Glands in Patients with Inherited MTC --
Surgical Management of Sporadic MTC --
The Role for External Beam Radiation Therapy --
Management of Patients with Metastatic MTC --
Emerging Therapies for Progressive Metastatic MTC --
Follow-Up and Surveillance of Patients with MTC --
Surgical Management of Recurrent MTC.
Responsibility: Tracy S. Wang, Douglas B. Evans, editors.

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