ENDOCRINE SURGERY arşivleri - Dr.Adem Dervişoğlu, MD, Professor

Dr.Adem Dervişoğlu, MD, Professor


Parathyroid Diseases

Parathyroid Diseases What are the Parathyroid Glands and What Are Their Functions? Parathyroid glands are located in the neck close to the thyroid gland. They secrete a hormone called parathyroid hormone, regulating the calcium metabolism in the body. There are usually 4 pieces of parathyroid glands, each weighing 30-40 grams. The parathyroid glands maintain the …

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Thyroid and Surgery

Thyroid and Surgery In Which Thyroid Gland Diseases May Surgery Be Necessary? The main reasons for deciding thyroid surgery are listed as follows: 1. The presence of hyperthyroidism; toxic nodular goiter, toxic adenoma, and Graves’ disease, 2. The patient has a thyroid nodule suggesting cancer, 3. In patients with goiter; the gland is large enough …

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Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules What is a thyroid nodule? Thyroid nodules are found in the in the thyroid as abnormal masses of different sizes that do not resemble the thyroid tissue. Thyroid nodules are common in the population. With the widespread use of ultrasonography, their incidence has reached rates of up to 30-50%. The incidence of thyroid …

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer Thyroid cancers are the most common type of endocrine system tumors and they are treated in endocrinology, nuclear medicine, and general surgery. It shows the most rapid increase among all cancers. While the thyroid cancer held the 14th rank among all cancers in the past, it ranked the 7th in the 2000s. Thyroid …

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Hyperthyroidism What is hyperthyroidism (toxic goiter)? Hyperthyroidism should be suspected when increased thyroid hormone synthesis is detected. Thyroid hormone levels in the blood are high. WHAT CAUSES HYPERTHYROIDISM? Diseases causing hyperthyroidism include Graves’ disease, toxic multinodular goiter, and toxic adenoma. Here, we are going to discuss the diseases that can be treated with surgery. Graves’ …

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Goiter The growth of the thyroid; in other words, the increase in its size and weight is called goiter albeit in small amounts. This abnormal growth may occur in one or more areas of the thyroid gland and nodules may protrude out or may grow inward. Whether it is diffuse or nodular goiter, the hormone …

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