It has been our honor to collaborate with a renowned group of expert thyroid surgeons, clinicians, and thought leaders across the world to bring you this special edition of Annals of Thyroid; The Management of Thyroid Tumors in 2021 and Beyond. In this journal we have attempted to bring some of the most exciting (and controversial!) topics in head and neck endocrine surgery together for your review. We have divided this edition into three general sections: Current and Emerging Therapies, Remote-Access Surgery, and Computer and Technology Innovations. Within each section we have recruited those experts who are passionate about their particular topic to teach us where the field currently is and what the future holds.
Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy-vestibular approach: starting a program in an inner-city hospital
The intuitive da Vinci single port surgical system and feasibility of transoral thyroidectomy vestibular approach
Dr. Catherine F. Sinclair: my thoughts on continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring using the laryngeal adductor reflex
Dr. Christopher Britt: my thoughts on telemedicine, patient satisfaction and tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Dr. Victoria Banuchi: my thoughts on starting a program of endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy vestibular approach
The series “The Management of Thyroid Tumors in 2021 and Beyond” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Thyroid without any sponsorship or funding. Jeremy D. Richmon and Jonathon O Russell are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.