Posterior mediastinal goiter


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

Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, cilt.54, sa.5, ss.402-403, 1999 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.402-403

Özet

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.