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creator
Kochi, Kazuhiro
Okita, Mitsuaki
Isono, Motoaki
Shigemoto, Shigenori
Watanabe, Kiminori
Shigemoto, Miho
Shimamoto, Humio
Ito, Takashi
Matsuura, Yuichiro
subject
Substernal goiter
Operative indication
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
A case of substernal goiter is reported. A 78-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with no symptoms. Chest roentgenography on admission showed that a mass of 3 by 5 cm in size with calcification located in the substernal region. Computed tomography of the chest and aortography revealed that the mass was attached to the trachea, but the connection to the great vessels was not clear. Pathological findings of the incisional biopsy specimen showed thyroid tissue with no evidence of malignancy. Our clinical diagnosis was substernal goiter. Surgery was not carried out in this case, based on the literature. Surgery is indicated in case of malignancy or in cases with severe illness such as respiratory disorder and superior vena cava syndrome.
journal title
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
volume
Volume 42
issue
Issue 4
start page
167
end page
169
date of issued
1993-12
publisher
Hiroshima University Medical Press
issn
0018-2052
ncid
pubmed id
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
University Medical Hospital
Graduate School of Biomedical Science
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