Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

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Multidisciplinary Management of Airway Obstruction and Superior Vena Cava Obstruction Secondary to Huge Retrosternal Goiter


Chen YC, Ikhwan SM, Ziyadi MG, Zaidi Z, Amin NS and Narendran B

Airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVC) secondary to huge retrosternal goiter are medical emergencies which need meticulous attention to prevent potentially life threatening events. We reported a case of huge retrosternal goiter which was neglected for years and later complicated by obstruction to airway and superior vena cava. Team effort which mainly involved endocrine surgeon, cardiothoracic surgeon and anaesthetist had successfully removed the gland without significa t morbidity. He was on tracheostomy due to tracheomalacia and was managed by ENT surgeon. He was discharged well after 2 weeks.


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