Thyroid abscess associated with a substernal goiter

C. Lavini, P. Natali, G. Magni, R. Valli, U. Morandi

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An abscess associated with an intrathoracic goiter is an extremely rare condition. The authors report a case of a thyroid abscess complicated by acute dyspnea and asphyxia in a patient of geriatric age with a substernal goiter. Surgical therapy was necessary to obtain a correct diagnosis and an effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003


  • Abscess, diagnosis
  • Abscess, surgery
  • Goiter
  • Thyroid diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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