Respiratory complications after thyroidectomy and the need for tracheostomy in patients with a large goitre.

@article{Rahim1999RespiratoryCA,
  title={Respiratory complications after thyroidectomy and the need for tracheostomy in patients with a large goitre.},
  author={A A Abdel Rahim and Mohamed ElMakki Ahmed and Mawia A. Hassan},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={88-90}
}
BACKGROUND Thyroidectomy for a large goitre carries a relatively high risk of postoperative respiratory obstruction which may necessitate tracheostomy. METHODS One hundred and three patients with a large goitre who underwent thyroidectomy were studied prospectively. The presence or absence of six preoperative predictive factors for the development of… CONTINUE READING