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Bruno Niederle
Prof. Dr. Bruno Niederle

Department of General Surgery (Division of Visceral Surgery)
Position: Professor

ORCID: 0000-0001-8107-4068


Adrenal Gland Neoplasms; Adrenalectomy; Carcinoid Tumor; Carcinoma, Medullary; Carcinoma, Papillary, Follicular; Endocrine Gland Neoplasms; Endocrine Surgical Procedures; Gastrointestinal Hormones; Hyperparathyroidism, Primary; Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary; Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia; Neuroendocrine Tumors; Paraganglioma; Parathyroid Diseases; Pheochromocytoma; Thyroid Diseases

Research interests

Within visceral surgery my main interest is endocrine surgery.

The focus is on the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands as well as the diffuse neuroendocrine gastro-intestinal-pancreatic system.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Early diagnosis of various endocrine diseases by biochemical screening (e.g. calcitonin screening in thyroid nodular disease) and a more individualized (“tailored”) surgical approach reduces the surgical trauma applying minimally-invasive surgical techniques (e.g. minimally invasive [open] parathyroidectomy, endoscropic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic pancreatic recection)

Selected publications

  1. Niederle, M.B. et al. (2020) ‘Omission of lateral lymph node dissection in medullary thyroid cancer without a desmoplastic stromal reaction’, British Journal of Surgery, 108(2), pp. 174–181. Available at:
  2. Niederle, B. et al. (2020) ‘Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 and the Pancreas: Diagnosis and Treatment of Functioning and Non-Functioning Pancreatic and Duodenal Neuroendocrine Neoplasia within the MEN1 Syndrome – An International Consensus Statement’, Neuroendocrinology, 111(7), pp. 609–630. Available at:
  3. Niederle, B. and Wémeau, J.-L. (2015) ‘Is surgery necessary for “mild” or “asymptomatic” hyperparathyroidism?’, European Journal of Endocrinology, 173(3), pp. D13–D20. Available at:
  4. Niederle, B. (2014) ‘Screening for medullary carcinoma of the thyroid’, British Journal of Surgery, 101(13), pp. 1625–1626. Available at:
  5. Niederle, B., Roka, R. and Brennan, M.F. (1982) ‘The Transplantation of Parathyroid Tissue in Man: Development, Indications, Technique, and Results’, Endocrine Reviews, 3(3), pp. 245–279. Available at: