Dr David Terris once again brings a well-written, concise textbook on thyroid and parathyroid diseases. Co-edited by Dr William Duke, the second edition of this book is an excellent reference resource for head and neck surgeons with great attention to detail.
With hundreds of illustrations, it serves as a surgical atlas as well as a textbook, nicely laid out in six sections and 33 chapters. The first section covers anatomy and physiology, and the surgical sections include advanced surgical techniques, including minimal access techniques and robotic thyroidectomy techniques. With the current interest in these techniques, this is a welcome addition. The parathyroid section is very comprehensive in covering all aspects of current surgical techniques and has been expanded with a chapter on parathyroid carcinoma. Intraoperative nerve monitoring and complications in thyroid and parathyroid surgery has been covered in enough detail to cover current practice.
Overall, it is a recommended textbook for all endocrine surgeons and budding ENT surgeons who are developing a thyroid and parathyroid practice. For residents, it is an essential resource for advanced surgical techniques. A must-have for any departmental library.