The Authors report their experience in the management of substernal goitres as classified by Dor, Carcassonne, Merlier and Eschapasse. Through a literature review an accurate identification of both symptomatologic features and diagnostic protocol is stressed. Surgical procedure is represented in the majority of cases by a nearly total thyroidectomy through a cervical approach. A median total sternotomy is the approach needed to assure the best exposure in case of retrovascular goitre.
|Translated title of the contribution||Substernal goiters: current diagnostic-therapeutic trends|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1997|
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