Management of retrosternal goitre with superior vena cava obstruction

Heart Lung Circ. 2007 Aug;16(4):312-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2006.07.003. Epub 2007 Apr 17.

Abstract

Acute respiratory and cardiovascular decompensation secondary to retrosternal goitre is uncommon but life threatening. We report our experience of successful surgical management of a patient who presented acute enlargement of the mediastinal component of retrosternal goitre, which resulted in tracheal and vena cava compression.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Goiter, Substernal / complications*
  • Goiter, Substernal / diagnostic imaging
  • Goiter, Substernal / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology*
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / surgery*
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tracheal Stenosis / etiology
  • Tracheal Stenosis / surgery