Surgical treatment of substernal goiter: An analysis of 59 patients

  title={Surgical treatment of substernal goiter: An analysis of 59 patients},
  author={Ayman El Agha and Gabriel Glockzin and N. M. Ghali and Igors Iesalnieks and Hans J. Schlitt},
  journal={Surgery Today},
Substernal goiter is defined as a thyroid mass of which more than 50% is located below the thoracic inlet. In this article we report the diagnosis, symptoms, thyroid function, treatment, and postoperative complications of 59 patients with substernal goiter. Between 1992 and 2005, 59 patients underwent surgery for substernal goiter at our institution. The indications for surgery were multinodular goiter in 46 cases, follicular adenoma in two cases, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in one case. Ten… CONTINUE READING
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