Clinical studies of mediastinal goiters

Ryo Asato, Ken Ichi Kaneko, Shigeru Hirano, Ichiro Tateya, Hisayoshi Kojima, Juichi Ito, Kazuhiko Shoji, Tsuyoshi Endo

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Abstract

In 289 benign thyroid tumor operations performed at our hospital between 1988 and 1999, we treated 8 patients with mediastinal goiter, 4 of which were adenomas and 4 were adenomatous goiters. It was possible to remove the goiter entirely via a cervical approach in all 8 patients and even goiters extending to the aortic arch were safely removed without requiring sternotomy. There were no complications such as recurrent nerve palsy or postoperative hemorrage in those patients. The surgical approach, operative technique and results of therapy are discussed and transcervical approach for resection is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-924
Number of pages4
JournalPractica Otologica
Volume94
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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