Two cases of chronic thyroiditis causing dyspnea

Yasuki Kamo, Ryo Asato, Ichiro Tateya, Ken Ichi Kaneko, Kazuhiko Shoji, Hisayoshi Kojima

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Abstract

We report two cases of chronic thyroiditis that caused dyspnea due to tracheal stenosis. The first patient was a 50-year-old male and the other was a 45-year-old female. Both patients complained of dyspnea. A CT scan demonstrated a diffuse large goiter and tracheal stenosis. They both had caught a common cold, and after that they complained of dyspnea. We performed a total thyroidectomy in the first patient, and a subtotal thyroidectomy in the second one. After the operation, in both cases, the tracheal compression and dyspnea disappeared. A thyroidectomy is useful for dyspnea that is due to tracheal stenosis and caused by chronic thyroiditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-866
Number of pages6
JournalPractica Otologica
Volume93
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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