Episode 501

Clinical Challenges in Endocrine Surgery: Medullar Thyroid Cancer with Special Guest Dr. Kepal Patel

EP. 501 •

Jun 20

• 42 MIN

Clinical Challenges in Endocrine Surgery: Medullar Thyroid Cancer with Special Guest Dr. Kepal Patel

OVERVIEW

In this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at BTK we invited Dr. Kepal Patel to join us to discuss two endocrine surgery cases while discussing pertinent literature. We discuss the work-up and surgical decision making for a case of medullary thyroid cancer and a Bethesda III thyroid nodule. 
            
Dr. Kepal Patel is the Chief of the Division of Endocrine Surgery and a Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology and Biochemistry at NYU Langone Health.

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. Vivek Sant is an Endocrine Surgery Fellow at UCLA in his first year of fellowship

Dr. Rivfka Shenoy is a PGY-5 General Surgery Resident at UCLA who has completed two years of research 

Dr. Max Schumm is a PGY-5 General Surgery Resident at UCLA who has completed two years of research. He is a future endocrine surgeon. 

Important Papers 

Miyauchi, A., Matsuzuka, F., Hirai, K., Yokozawa, T., Kobayashi, K., Ito, Y., … & Yamaguchi, K. (2002). Prospective trial of unilateral surgery for nonhereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma in patients without germline RET mutations. World journal of surgery, 26(8), 1023-1028.

Cibas, E. S., Baloch, Z. W., Fellegara, G., LiVolsi, V. A., Raab, S. S., Rosai, J., … & Alexander, E. K. (2013). A prospective assessment defining the limitations of thyroid nodule pathologic evaluation. Annals of internal medicine, 159(5), 325-332.

Papazian, M. R., Dublin, J. C., Patel, K. N., Oweity, T., Jacobson, A. S., Brandler, T. C., & Givi, B. (2022). Repeat Fine-Needle Aspiration With Molecular Analysis in Management of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 01945998221093527.
 
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