Atlas of Thyroid Disorders & Thyroid Surgery Amit Agarwal
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1Atlas of Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Surgery2
3Atlas of Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Surgery
Amit Agarwal MS FICS FRCS(Eng) Professor Department of Endocrine Surgery Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Foreword Geoffrey B Thompson
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Atlas of Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Surgery
First Edition: 2013
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5Dedicated to
My Father (Late) Mr JK Agarwal
“Swelling which is lined/encapsulated, big or small, hanging like scrotum from neck”
(Sushruta Samhita, 600 BC)
8Contributors 9Foreword
It is a great pleasure for me that I am going to write this foreword for the Atlas of Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Surgery, written by Dr Amit Agarwal and his fellow contributors from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. This project works from one of the premier endocrine surgical centers in India and around the globe. This atlas is beautifully illustrated with gross and microscopic thyroid pathology, imaging, as well as clear and concise intraoperative photographs. The material covers the spectrum of thyroid surgical disorders with an array of pathology that is seen at a few centers around the world. Clinical pearls abound throughout the text.
This atlas will serve as an invaluable reference to endocrine, head and neck surgeons as well as endocrinologists, residents, and medical students with an interest in thyroid disorders.
I would like to congratulate Dr Agarwal on this superb reference that will undoubtedly be timely and up-to-date for many years to come.
Geoffrey B Thompson MD
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
It is indeed very satisfying to see my idea of penning the story of the mysterious “thyroid” gland taking shape in the form of Atlas of Thyroid Disorders and Thyroid Surgery. I hope, my contributors and myself, have succeeded in my efforts in describing the thyroid surgical disorders in a manner that can be easily comprehended. I would also like to bring to notice of our readers on one of the earliest and inspiring descriptions of thyroid diseases by the ancient Indian surgeon Sushruta (possibly 600 BC), who defined thyroid enlargement as a “swelling” which is lined/encapsulated, big or small, hanging like scrotum from neck. He indeed goes onto describe various types of thyroid swellings as well as a malignant thyroid causing laryngeal nerve palsy. I am indeed humbled and awed by the greatness of Sushruta.
I would like to acknowledge the immense contribution of my contributors. I am also thankful to Dr Geoffrey B Thompson for his foreword and to my publisher M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, for their expertise in bringing out this atlas. Last but not least, I am thankful to my faculty colleagues in the Department of Anesthesia and to senior residents, OT and ward nurses in the Department of Endocrine Surgery and to my patients without whom it would not have been possible to bring out this atlas in present shape.
Amit Agarwal