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2017 Month : September Volume : 4 Issue : 78 Page : 4639-4642

RETROSTERNAL GOITRE MASQUERADING AS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA IN A MIDDLE-AGED FEMALE

Ashwani Kumar Dalal1, Usha Rani Dalal2, Amish J. Wani3, Lokesh Anand4, Ashok Kumar Attri5

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Usha Rani Dalal,
Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery,
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh.
E-mail: dalalakd@gmail.com
DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2017/927

PRESENTATION OF CASE
Retrosternal goitre grows in a tight compartment between the sternum anteriorly and vertebra posteriorly and are symptomatic due to compression of airway and great vessels. The presence of RSG is, per se, an indication for surgical management. Surgery can most commonly be performed using the cervical access, but at times, a sternotomy or thoracotomy is necessary. The challenges encountered by the anaesthetist and the surgeon are- difficulty in intubation/ventilation due to compression of airways, hypervascularity and the proximity of the goitre to great vessels.

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