AIM: To review and to update the management protocols in thyroid surgery proposed two years ago by 1st Consensus Conference called on the topic by the Italian Association of Endocrine Surgery Units (UEC Club). METHOD: The 2nd Consensus Conference took place November 30, 2008 in Pisa within the framework of the 7th National Congress of the UEC Club. A selected board of endocrinologists and endocrine surgeons (chairmans: Paolo Miccoli and Aldo Pinchera; speaker: Lodovico Rosato) examined the individual chapters and submitted the consensus text for the approval of several experts. This plain and concise text provides the rationale of the thyroid patient management and wants to be the most complete possible tool for the physicians and other professionals in the field. CONCLUSIONS: The diagnostic, therapeutic and healthcare management protocols in thyroid surgery approved by the 2nd Consensus Conference are officially those proposed by the Italian Association of Endocrine Surgery Units (UEC Club) and are subject to review by two years.
|Translated title of the contribution||Diagnostic, therapeutic and healthcare management protocols in thyroid surgery. 2nd Consensus Conference (U.E.C. CLUB)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|
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