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Global Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgical Missions

Each year, members of the Division provide goiter surgery in underserved regions, where they not only care for patients but also train local physicians to work toward sustainable health care for patients suffering from goiter and other conditions. Click here to learn more about the global thyroid missions.

Publications and Resources

The Division of Thyroid surgery has provided various books, paper, and other resources. See thyroid publications here.

Advanced Publications and Resources

Below are texts, articles, and studies relating to the discovery, care, and treatment of various thyroid and parathyroid conditions. They are written for a physician audience but you may find these helpful in your own treatment course. Please contact your physician or the Mass. Eye and Ear division of Thyroid surgery for more information for questions and concerns.

For students and physicians: Effectively diagnose benign and malignant thyroid and parathyroid diseases, implement the latest cutting-edge techniques, and achieve optimal patient outcomes.  "Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands: second edition"  by Gregory W. Randolph, M.D., FACS, is a comprehensive text encompassing the most up-to-date, state-of- the-art knowledge presented by world-renowned authorities in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, providing the detailed guidance needed to produce the best results.

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Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery

Continuous Vagal IONM Prevents Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis by Revealing Initial EMG Changes of Impending Neuropraxic Injury: A Prospective, Multicenter Study

Electrophysiologic Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: International Standards Guideline Statement

An Evidence-Based Review of Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

External Branch of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid Surgery: International Neural Monitoring Study Group Standards Guideline Statement

Intraoperative Electrophysiologic Monitoring of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve During Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Monitoring Protocol with Collaborative Experience in Over 3000 Cases (please note, this paper has been submitted for publication)

Neural Monitored Revision Thyroid Cancer Surgery: Surgical Safety and Thyroglobulin Response

The Importance of Pre- and Postoperative Laryngeal Examination for Thyroid Surgery

Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Nodal Surgery Directed by a Preoperative Radiographic Map Utilizing CT Scan and Ultrasound in All Primary and Reoperative Patients

The Prognostic Significance of Nodal Metastases from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Can Be Stratified Based on the Size and Number of Metastatic Lymph Nodes, as Well as the Presence of Extranodal Extension