Acute respiratory failure and tracheal obstruction in patients with posterior giant mediastinal (intrathoracic) goiter.

@article{Ket2004AcuteRF,
  title={Acute respiratory failure and tracheal obstruction in patients with posterior giant mediastinal (intrathoracic) goiter.},
  author={Serap Ket and Omer Ozbudak and Tulay Ozdemir and Levent Dertsiz},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={174-5}
}
The extension of a thyroid goiter into the mediastinum, commonly known as a substernal goiter, is commonly located in the anterior mediastinum. Substernal enlargement of a goiter can cause compression of several mediastinal structures including the trachea. Tracheal compression may rarely lead to acute respiratory failure. We present a patient with tracheal compression and respiratory failure due to a posterior mediastinal goiter in the light of the literature. 
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