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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Cervical Approach of a Posterior Mediastinal Goiter: A Case Report

Althaf Ahmed, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Smitha Sruti Rao, PC Vijaykumar

Keywords : Airway compromise, Cervical approach, Compressive symptoms, Intrathoracic goiter, Posterior mediastinal extension

Citation Information : Ahmed A, Sadacharan D, Rao SS, Vijaykumar P. Cervical Approach of a Posterior Mediastinal Goiter: A Case Report. World J Endoc Surg 2019; 11 (3):100-102.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1269

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: To present a case of posterior mediastinal goiter successfully delivered through the neck approach. Background: Posterior mediastinal goiters are rare, comprising less than 10% of intrathoracic goiters. They usually manifest with compressive symptoms and warrant definitive surgery to relieve symptoms. Majority require the combined cervicothoracic approach to deal with the goiter. Technique: We intend to discuss a case of retrosternal goiter extending predominantly into the posterior mediastinum, which has been purely delivered by cervical incision. Conclusion: The above technique describes successful and safe extraction of the retrosternal goiter extending primarily into the posterior mediastinum via the cervical approach. Clinical significance: The compressive symptoms were completely resolved after surgical management, thus avoiding a morbid procedure like thoracotomy and its associated complications.

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