Article Abstract

New techniques and technologies for the treatment of surgical endocrine diseases

Authors: Marcin Barczyński, Gianlorenzo Dionigi

Abstract

It is with a great pleasure that we present the Readers with another issue of the Gland Surgery, which is this time dedicated solely to new techniques and technologies for the treatment of surgical endocrine diseases. Owing to the close international collaboration we are presenting in this issue 12 reports from leading experts in the field focused on selected hot topics in endocrine surgery: intraoperative neural monitoring (IONM) in thyroid surgery (1,2), safety of energy based devices (EBD) for hemostasis in thyroid surgery (3), utility of BRAF V600E mutation for prognostication of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) recurrence (4), rare cases of PTC associated with thyroid Langerhans cell histiocytosis (5), management of thyroid cancer with tracheal invasion (6), utility of indocyanine green-enhanced fluorescence to assess parathyroid perfusion during thyroidectomy (7), value of iPTH assay for early prognostication of postoperative hypocalcemia (8), risk factors for perioperative hemodynamic instability in patients undergoing laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma (9), utility of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 (10), innovative solutions in bariatric surgery (11), including new endoscopic procedures for diabetes mellitus type 2 and obesity treatment (12).