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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7493versión On-line ISSN 1561-2945

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GONZALEZ SOSA, Gabriel et al. Endothoracic goiter. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.3. ISSN 0034-7493.

This is the case of a female patient aged 71 with a history of high blood pressure seen in external consultation since five years ago she presents a volume increase of lower and lateral region of the neck accompanied of weakness, palpitations and occasional dysphagia. Laboratory studies were conducted to preoperative assessment in addition to thyroid function studies, thorax X-rays (anteroposterior view), thorax tomography, thyroid gland echography and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). A euthyroid endothoracic goiter was present; surgical treatment was done consisting of left hemithyroidectomy with isthmectomy. In transoperative and postoperative periods there were not complications and the anatomic and pathologic report revealed the presence of nodular colloid goiter.

Palabras clave : Hemithyroidectomy; isthmectomy; FNAB; surgical treatment; nodular colloid goiter.

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