Tracheal necrosis after thyroidectomy.

  title={Tracheal necrosis after thyroidectomy.},
  author={Alexander Golger and Leah L Rice and Bernard S. Jackson and Jane M. Young},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  volume={45 6},
its adjacent structures can cause tracheal damage such as ulceration of the mucosa, tracheal stenosis, tracheoesophageal fistula, tracheomalacia and neck abscess. We describe a case of upper tracheal necrosis as a complication of total thyroidectomy in a hyperthyroid patient, highlighting some of the difficulties presented by a thyrotoxic goitre, which, to our knowledge has not been reported before.