Substernal Goiter: When is a Sternotomy Required?

  title={Substernal Goiter: When is a Sternotomy Required?},
  author={Ali Kağan Coşkun and Mehmet Yildirim and Nazif Erkan},
  booktitle={International surgery},
The presence of substernal goiter is, per se, an indication for surgical management. Surgical approach of substernal goiter can most commonly be performed using the cervical access, but at times, a sternotomy or thoracotomy is necessary. The aim of this study was to identify the preoperative predictors of a sternotomy in the management of substernal goiter in order to provide better preoperative planning and patient consent. Between 2005 and 2012, 665 patients were referred to our clinic for… CONTINUE READING
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