Multidisciplinary Management of Airway Obstruction and Superior Vena Cava Obstruction Secondary to Huge Retrosternal GoiterChen YC1, Ikhwan SM1*, Ziyadi MG2, Zaidi Z1, Amin NS3 and Narendran B1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ikhwansani Mohamad
USM, Kota Bharu, Kelantan Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 14, 2014; Accepted Date: June 24, 2014; Published Date: June 30, 2014
Citation: Chen YC, Ikhwan SM, Ziyadi MG, Zaidi Z,Amin NS, et al. Multidisciplinary Management of Airway Obstruction and Superior Vena Cava Obstruction Secondary to Huge Retrosternal Goiter. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie] 2014; 10(2):173-175. doi: 10.7438/1584-9341-10-2-18
Copyright: © 2014 Chen YC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVC) secondary to huge retrosternal goiter are medical emergencies which need meticulous attention to prevent potentially life threatening events. We reported a case of huge retrosternal goiter which was neglected for years and later complicated by obstruction to airway and superior vena cava. Team effort which mainly involved endocrine surgeon, cardiothoracic surgeon and anaesthetist had successfully removed the gland without significa t morbidity. He was on tracheostomy due to tracheomalacia and was managed by ENT surgeon. He was discharged well after 2 weeks.