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Knotty Problems of the Neck: A Guide for Primary Care

Common neck conditions – such as thyroid nodules – range from benign, self-limiting lumps to malignancies and serious systemic conditions, so having a systematic approach is key. Endocrine surgeon Wen T. Shen, MD, MA, offers guidance on everything from physical exams to presurgical workups, including key factors in risk assessment, when to order imaging (and what type), and how to pick up on hyperparathyroidism, an underdiagnosed disorder with wide-ranging symptoms.

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Wen Shen, MD, MA.

Wen Shen, MD, MA

Endocrine surgeon

Dr. Wen T. Shen is a surgeon who specializes in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.  In research, Shen is interested in surgical education, medical humanities and the history of surgery.  Shen earned a bachelor's ...

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