Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2004, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 68-71
AbstractSixteen patients with retrosternal goitre were operated upon in one surgical unit during the last 10 years. The chief presentation was difficulty in breathing and dyspnoea during sleep mainly. Thyroidectomy was done using different approaches, but the cervical approach was suitable in most of cases. Tracheostomy was considered as a complication and needed in one case with bilateral vocal cord pulsy pre-operatively.
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