Research in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Research in the Division of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear primarily focuses on investigations to improve intraoperative nerve monitoring, preservation of voice and to generate algorithms for thyroid cancer management.
Ongoing research investigations include:
- The application of spectrally encoded laser confocal microscopy to provide intraoperative histologic information without tissue resection. A paper has been published on this subject and additional studies are underway, including the development of a confocal tissue atlas.
- Vagal electrode intraoperative real time monitoring.
- Study of patients who are voice professional artists undergoing thyroid surgery.
- Study of recurrent laryngeal nerve malignant invasion.
Research Fellowship in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
The Division offers a one-year proctored research fellowship through the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear and the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- 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