Management of retrosternal goiters: experience of a surgical unit.

  title={Management of retrosternal goiters: experience of a surgical unit.},
  author={Mario Testini and Michele Nacchiero and Stefano Miniello and Amato Antonio Stabile Ianora and Giuseppe Piccinni and Beatrice Di Venere and Germana Lissidini and Angela Gurrado and Giovanni Martino Bonomo},
  journal={International surgery},
  volume={90 2},
The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze 5 years' experience of cervico-mediastinal goiters (CMG) management. Twenty-five patients with cervico-mediastinal goiters underwent surgery between January 1998 and December 2002. The group consisted of 16 females and 9 males (mean age, 48.2 years; range, 42-74 years). A total thyroidectomy under general anesthesia was always performed. A no. 7 Fogarty catheter with a 5-ml balloon was employed in the seven last cases to lift the retrosternal… CONTINUE READING

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