Cervico-mediastinal goiter: is telescopic exploration of the mediastinum (video mediastinoscopy) useful?

Abstract

Surgeons are aware that most mediastinal goiters can be excised through a Kocher transverse collar incision, but in rare circumstances a partial-complete median sternotomy or a thoracotomy are mandatory. During an operation to remove a large cervico-mediastinal goiter (CMG) a profound, not massive, bleeding in the anterior mediastinum developed. Bleeding… (More)
DOI: 10.1510/icvts.2009.217638

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