Posterior mediastinal goiter


GÜLMEZ İ. , OĞUZKAYA F. , BİLGİN M. , Oymak S., Demir R., ÖZESMİ M.

Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, vol.54, no.5, pp.402-403, 1999 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-403

Abstract

A patient with chronic cough and recent dysphagia was found to have a retrotracheal mass extending into the mediastinum on chest radiography. A computed tomographic scan confirmed a retrotracheal posterosuperior mediastinal lesion which was believed to have a neurogenic origin. A thyroid 131I scan revealed no uptake of tracer in the chest and results of thyroid function tests were normal. A large retrotracheal colloidal nodular goiter was excised through a right thoracotomy. The diagnostic approach and the safety of surgical access by thoracotomy for thyroid lesions in this unusual site are discussed.