Emergency total thyroidectomy due to non traumatic disease. Experience of a surgical unit and literature review

@inproceedings{Testini2012EmergencyTT,
  title={Emergency total thyroidectomy due to non traumatic disease. Experience of a surgical unit and literature review},
  author={Mario Testini and Francesco A Logoluso and Germana Lissidini and Angela Gurrado and Giuseppe Campobasso and Rocco Cortese and Giuseppe Massimiliano De Luca and Ilaria Fabiola Franco and A Castelo Branco de Luca and Giuseppe Piccinni},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory failure due to thyroid compression or invasion of the tracheal lumen is a surgical emergency requiring urgent management. The aim of this paper is to describe a series of six patients treated successfully in the emergency setting with total thyroidectomy due to ingravescent dyspnoea and asphyxia, as well as review related data reported in literature. METHODS During 2005-2010, of 919 patients treated by total thyroidectomy at our Academic Hospital, 6 (0.7%; 4… CONTINUE READING
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