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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Retrosternal goitre: Anaesthetic implications and management


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Author Details : Nitin Choudhary*, Abhijit Kumar, Sonia Wadhawan, Poonam Bhadoria, Vishnu Panwar

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 453-456


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Abstract

Large retrosternal goitre is a challenge to the anaesthesiologist and the surgeon. We describe the successful anaesthetic management of a 44 year old male patient with extensive retrosternal goitre with severe tracheal compression, operated for total thyroidectomy under general anaesthesia by combined cervical approach and sternotomy. A multidisciplinary team approach with surgical colleagues allowed successful management of the patient.

Keywords: Retrosternal goitre, Thyroidectomy, Sternotomy, Awake fibreoptic intubation.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-4994.2018.0085

How to cite : Choudhary N , Kumar A , Wadhawan S, Bhadoria P, Panwar V , Retrosternal goitre: Anaesthetic implications and management. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2018;5(3):453-456

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