Recent Challenges in the Management of Thyroid Tumors

Posted On 2021-04-12 16:15:52

In this focused series, we are pleased to present a wide variety of papers addressing the most current management dilemma for thyroid tumors. Individualized approach tailored to disease and patient’s expectations and balanced by estimable risks should warrant personalized management including diversity of options: observation, ablation, and scarless or conventional surgery.

There is no size that fits all and hence the current management of thyroid tumors requires flexibility in addressing patient wishes. However, safety issues should remain of utmost importance and novel technologies like IONM or near-infrared detection of parathyroid glands may further improve safety minimizing risk of treatment-related morbidity.

Introduction to focused series on recent challenges in the management of thyroid tumors
Marcin Barczyński, Maurizio Iacobone

Review Article
Active surveillance for low-risk papillary thyroid microcarcinomas
Yasuhiro Ito, Akira Miyauchi

European perspective on active surveillance for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma—are we ready?
Agnieszka Czarniecka, Malgorzata Oczko-Wojciechowska, Marcin Barczynski

Thyroid oncology in pregnancy
Beata Wojtczak, Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Michał Binko, Monika Sępek, Rafał Mulek, Jerzy Rudnicki, Marek Bolanowski, Marcin Barczyński

Current surgical management of follicular thyroid carcinoma
Julia I. Staubitz, Thomas J. Musholt

Management of medullary thyroid carcinoma
Francesca Torresan, Claudia Armellin, Maurizio Iacobone

Management of metastases to the thyroid gland
Aleksander Konturek, Marcin Barczyński

Intraoperative nerve monitoring in surgery for thyroid cancer
Marika D. Russell, Dipti Kamani, Gregory W. Randolph

Fluorescent technologies for intraoperative parathyroid identification
Claire E. Graves, Quan-Yang Duh

Benefits and risks of scarless thyroid surgery
Victoria E. Banuchi, Sarita S. Ballakur, Jonathon O. Russell, Ralph P. Tufano

Up-to-date evidences of transoral thyroidectomy on how to overcome the obstacles?—A review
Joon-Hyop Lee, Young Jun Chai

Surgical perspective on radiofrequency ablation of thyroid tumors
Pia Pace-Asciak, Jon O. Russell, Ralph P. Tufano

Impact of healthcare resources on management of indeterminate thyroid tumors
Erman Alci, Özer Makay

The series “Recent Challenges in the Management of Thyroid Tumors” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Thyroid without any sponsorship or funding. Marcin Barczyński and Maurizio Iacobone are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.