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Volume 18 Supplement 1

Updates and New Technology in Endocrine Surgery


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Giovanni Conzo, Renato Patrone and Claudio Gambardella

  1. The therapy for differentiated thyroid tumors is currently built upon two cornerstones: the stage of the disease and the new guidelines of the American Thyroid Association, jointly converging to lobohystmectom...

    Authors: Aldo Bove, Paolo Panaccio, Gino Palone, Ludovica Esposito, Lucia Marino and Giuseppe Bongarzoni
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):127
  2. Thymic epithelial tumours (TETs) are characterized by a wide variety of biological behaviors. Radical resection and stage are strong prognostic factors. Aim of this study is to review our Single Center Experie...

    Authors: Valentina Tassi, Jacopo Vannucci, Silvia Ceccarelli, Alessio Gili, Alberto Matricardi, Nicola Avenia and Francesco Puma
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):114
  3. Early Hypocalcemia is the most frequent complication after thyroid surgery. Several studies have tried to identify factors (patient caracteristics or surgical technique variations) affecting hypocalcemia follo...

    Authors: Paolo Del Rio, Matteo Rossini, Chiara Montana Montana, Lorenzo Viani, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Tommaso Loderer and Federico Cozzani
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):25
  4. Although thyroidectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide, some permanent complications, despite the considerably reducing incidence, may affect dramatically the patients quality...

    Authors: Valerio D’Orazi, Andrea Sacconi, Silvia Trombetta, Menelaos Karpathiotakis, Daniele Pichelli, Enrico Di Lorenzo, Alice Ortensi, Paolo Urciuoli, Marco Biffoni and Andrea Ortensi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):116
  5. Currently, there is no strong evidence on the effectiveness and safety of pharmacological antithrombotic prophylaxis in thyroid surgery. The aim of this study was to establish whether the prophylactic use of l...

    Authors: E. Erdas, F. Medas, S. Sanna, L. Gordini, G. Pisano, G. L. Canu and P. G. Calò
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):82
  6. Prophylactic central neck lymph-nodes dissection is still a topic of major debate in Literature. There is a lack of randomized controlled trials proving advantages in its application in terms of overall surviv...

    Authors: Claudio Gambardella, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Claudio Mauriello, Guglielmo Clarizia, Claudia Andretta, Andrea Polistena, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Pietrogiorgio Calò, Giovanni Docimo, Nicola Avenia and Giovanni Conzo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):110
  7. TIR3B thyroid nodules are considered to be at risk of malignancy (15–30%) but guidelines recommend conservative surgery with lobectomy with primary diagnostic porpoise. Risk stratification mainly based on ultr...

    Authors: Andrea Polistena, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Roberta Lucchini, Stefano Avenia, Sergio Galasse, Raffaele Farabi, Massimo Monacelli and Nicola Avenia
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):22
  8. Robotic thyroidectomy by transaxillary approach (RATS) is regarded as a feasible and safe alternative procedure in selected patients with benign disease or thyroid cancer of low risk, facilitating thyroidectom...

    Authors: Francesco Paolo Prete, Rinaldo Marzaioli, Serafina Lattarulo, Daniele Paradies, Graziana Barile, Maria Vittoria d’Addetta, Giovanni Tomasicchio, Angela Gurrado and Angela Pezzolla
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):19
  9. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a slow-growing cancer with a generally good prognosis that sometimes have an aggressive behaviour. Metastases to neck lymph nodes is the first step of the diffusion. The central ...

    Authors: Andrea Attard, Nunzia Cinzia Paladino, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Nicola Falco, Giuseppina Melfa, Giulia Rotolo, Stefano Rizzuto, Eliana Gulotta, Giuseppe Salamone, Sebastiano Bonventre, Gregorio Scerrino and Gianfranco Cocorullo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):112
  10. Thyroid diseases are frequent in patients with end-stage renal disease, but data on renal transplant recipients are conflicting. This study evaluated the incidence of thyroid disease and cancer in a population...

    Authors: Massimiliano Veroux, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro, Daniela Corona, Alessia Giaquinta, Chiara Palermo, Fausto Carbone, Anna Carbonaro, Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, Rossella Gioco and Pierfrancesco Veroux
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):80
  11. Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder. Hypercalcemia with normal PTH levels is very unusual and can lead to diagnostic difficulties. There are very few very few studies in the literature a...

    Authors: Fabio Medas, Enrico Erdas, Giulia Loi, Francesco Podda, Lucia Barca, Giuseppe Pisano and Pietro Giorgio Calò
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):124
  12. laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become the standard treatment for adrenal lesions. The better clinical outcoms of laparoscopic technique are valid for treatment of small benign masses (< 5–6 cm), instead there ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Di Buono, Salvatore Buscemi, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Girolamo Geraci, Vincenzo Sorce, Roberto Citarrella, Eliana Gulotta, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Salvatore Fazzotta, Leonardo Gulotta, Domenico Albano, Massimo Galia, Giorgio Romano and Antonino Agrusa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):128
  13. Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with an increased prevalence of anxiety and depression. Subnormal quality of life (QoL) scores in PA patients may be improved after surgical treatment. The aim of the s...

    Authors: Marilisa Citton, Giovanni Viel, Francesca Torresan, Gian Paolo Rossi and Maurizio Iacobone
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):105
  14. The gold standard approach for surgical treatment of benign and malignant adrenal lesion is considered the laparoscopic one, due to a lot of advantages compared to open approach. The rapid propagation of this ...

    Authors: Renato Patrone, Claudio Gambardella, Roberto Maria Romano, Clarizia Gugliemo, Chiara Offi, Claudia Andretta, Antonio Vitiello, Ernesto Tartaglia, Luigi Flagiello, Alessandra Conzo, Claudio Mauriello and Giovanni Conzo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):123
  15. Breast cancer is the most frequent neoplasm in women. Axillary lymph nodes dissection represents the treatment of choice in locally advanced breast cancer for prognostic and curative purposes. Seroma formation...

    Authors: Claudio Gambardella, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Chiara Offi, Claudio Mauriello, Roberto Romano, Marco Filardo, Alessandra Conzo, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Nicola Avenia and Giovanni Conzo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):125
  16. The combination of breast conserving surgery (BCS) with plastic surgery techniques has provided a useful surgical tool matching the radicality of the oncological excision with the preservation of breast cosmes...

    Authors: Daniele Bordoni, Pierfrancesco Cadenelli, Matteo Ornelli, Giuseppe Falco, Antonello Accurso, Antonio Gloria, Saverio Maietta, Nicola Rocco and Cesare Magalotti
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):21
  17. Islet transplantation has progressively become a safe alternative to pancreas transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. However, the long-term results of islet transplantation could be significantl...

    Authors: Massimiliano Veroux, Rita Bottino, Roberta Santini, Suzanne Bertera, Daniela Corona, Domenico Zerbo, Giovanni Li Volti, Burcin Ekser, Lidia Puzzo, Marco Raffaele, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Alessia Giaquinta, Pierfrancesco Veroux and Luca Vanella
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2019 18(Suppl 1):126

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