Complete excision of a giant thyroid goiter in posterior mediastinum
1 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Qing Chun Road 79#, Hangzhou, China
2 Department of Pathology, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013, 8:207 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-207Published: 7 November 2013
Intrathoracic goiter is commonly located in the anterior mediastinum. Here we report a case of a 58-year-old Chinese male in whom we successfully removed the intrathoracic goiter and eased his dyspnea by a right posterolateral thoracotomy approach. Posterior mediastinal thyroid goiter with mediastinal compressive symptoms is an indication of surgery.