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THE RETROSTERNAL (SUBSTERNAL) GOITRE.19

Majeed H Alwan

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2010 Volume: 16 Issue: 1 Pages: 19
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

This is an overview of the various factors related to the substernal (retrosternal) goitre. The presentation and discussion include the terminology of the condition, its definition, type, the mechanism and way the goitre descends in the thorax, its incidence, clinical features, investigations, and possible challenges in anaesthesia and surgical exposures.