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Journal Review Endocrine Surgery: AAES 2021 Highlights

Behind the Knife 2021-07-12

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Couldn’t log on to the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Meeting this year? No need to have FOMO, in this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at Behind the Knife, we review key abstract presentations from the meeting. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the studies, and how the results translate to clinical practice. Specifically, we go into screening and surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism after a diagnosis of nephrolithiasis, and the role of prophylactic central lymph node dissection, radioactive iodine, and radiofrequency ablation for papillary thyroid carcinoma. 
Dr. Michael Yeh is a Professor of Surgery at UCLA and serves as Section Chief of the UCLA Endocrine Surgery program which he established. 
Dr. Masha Livhits is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department 
Dr. James Wu is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department 
Dr. Rivfka Shenoy is a PGY-5 General Surgery Resident at UCLA who has completed two years of research 
Important Papers 
Viola, D., Materazzi, G., Valerio, L., Molinaro, E., Agate, L., Faviana, P., Seccia, V., Sensi, E., Romei, C., Piaggi, P. and Torregrossa, L., 2015. Prophylactic central compartment lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma: clinical implications derived from the first prospective randomized controlled single institution study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 100(4), pp.1316-1324.
Sippel, R.S., Robbins, S.E., Poehls, J.L., Pitt, S.C., Chen, H., Leverson, G., Long, K.L., Schneider, D.F. and Connor, N.P., 2020. A randomized controlled clinical trial: No clear benefit to prophylactic central neck dissection in patients with clinically node negative papillary thyroid cancer. Annals of Surgery, 272(3), pp.496-503.
Alore, E.A., Suliburk, J.W., Ramsey, D.J., Massarweh, N.N., Balentine, C.J., Singh, H., Awad, S.S. and Makris, K.I., 2019. Diagnosis and management of primary hyperparathyroidism across the Veterans Affairs health care system. JAMA internal medicine, 179(9), pp.1220-1227.
Ganesan, C., Weia, B., Thomas, I.C., Song, S., Velaer, K., Seib, C.D., Conti, S., Elliott, C., Chertow, G.M., Tamura, M.K. and Leppert, J.T., 2020. Analysis of primary hyperparathyroidism screening among US veterans with kidney stones. JAMA surgery, 155(9), pp.861-868.
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