From the treatment of goiter with burnt marine sponge and seaweed in ancient China to treating hyperthyroidism and thyroid carcinoma with iodine isotopes, the management of thyroid diseases has evolved into an increasingly specialized area. Designed to build up and reinforce background knowledge and acquaint you with the intricacies of operative techniques, Thyroid Surgery provides a comprehensive account of the pathology, the natural history, the investigations, and the surgical and medical management of thyroid disease. The book fully covers thyroglossal cysts and their management, and provides background information on diffuse nontoxic and nodular goiter, restrosternal goiter and the surgical techniques used to treat them. It describes the behavior of thyroid cancer and its pathological implications together with clinical aspects, investigations, staging, and classification. The author includes instances of cancer invading adjacent structures, such as the larynx, trachea, and esophagus and describes the surgical techniques for its removal. The final chapter explores complications that can occur in thyroidectomies, how to avoid them, and how to treat them. Line drawings and photographs highlight key concepts and the author's pedagogical style quickly familiarizes you with the fundamentals of thyroid surgery. These features combine to make Thyroid Surgery an important resource for diagnosing and managing thyroid conditions safely and effectively.