Risk factors for perioperative airway difficulty and evaluation of intubation approaches among patients with benign goiter.


OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine patient and gland characteristics associated with difficult intubation in patients undergoing thyroidectomy for goiter and to assess different methods of intubation in these patients. METHODS This study was an IRB-approved, retrospective chart review of 112 consecutive patients undergoing hemithyroidectomy or total… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0003489414524171