Tracheal Injury during Endoscopic Transoral Vestibular Approach Thyroidectomy: A Case Report

Heart Surg Forum. 2020 Nov 24;23(6):E880-E882. doi: 10.1532/hsf.3253.


This report describes the intraoperative course of endoscopic thyroidectomy by oral vestibular approach in a female patient. This operation is new, and its perioperative management is not yet mature. In this case, the surgery resulted in trachea injury that could not be detected easily. As a result, the patient suddenly developed acute dyspnea and circulatory disorder. This procedure requires caution in surgical execution and anesthesia management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications*
  • Middle Aged
  • Thyroid Diseases / surgery
  • Thyroidectomy / adverse effects*
  • Trachea / diagnostic imaging
  • Trachea / injuries*
  • Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Tracheal Diseases / etiology*