Extreme tracheal compression due to substernal goiter: Surgical and anesthetic management

Benzon Dy, Kevin Wise, David Farley, Brian McGlinch

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Abstract

Substernal goiters can have a range of presentations and pathology from a complete lack of symptoms to minimal biochemical abnormalities to potentially lethal physical derangements due to tracheal compression. We review a case of a substernal goiter with severe tracheal compression and airway compromise and describe the presentation, diagnosis, operative treatment, perianesthetic management and outcome of this patient. Substernal goiters can have a myriad of symptoms and etiologies. Once the diagnosis is secured, a multidisciplinary approach is key to successful management in the perioperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Endocrine Surgery
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Goiter
  • Thyroid
  • Tracheal compression

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