Huge Dual Ectopic Retroternal Thyroid Masses within a Single Capsule: A Case Report

Huge Dual Ectopic Retroternal Thyroid Masses within a Single Capsule: A Case Report

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Mona Mogahed
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgical ICU and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Tanta University, Egypt

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Background: Goiter sometimes has retrosternal extension in the mediastinum. And may present with compressive symptoms such as dyspnea, dysphagia, dysphonia or sleep apnea. Treatment of choice is total thyroidectomy and removal of the intrathoracic portion of thyroid. However, these cervicomediastinal masses may be separately encapsulated, and a sternotomy may be required for complete and safe excision of the mediastinal mass to achieve decompression of the surrounding structures and preventing the hemorrhagic complications if attempted from cervical incision

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Received: Fri 24, Jan 2020
Accepted: Wed 19, Feb 2020
Published: Mon 02, Mar 2020
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© 2019 Mona Mogahed. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.AJSCR.2020.01.08