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Enormous Goiter in Posterior Mediastinum: Report of 2 Cases and Literature Review

Authors
Journal
Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
0929-6646
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
108
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0929-6646(09)60075-9
Keywords
  • Case Reports

Abstract

Retrosternal goiters are commonly situated in the anterior mediastinum, but according to the literature, 10–15% are located in the posterior mediastinum. The authors report two cases of enormous goiter in the posterior mediastinum. Case 1 was a 60-year-old man. His mass measured 12 × 9 × 8 cm and was combined with trachea compression and superior vena cava syndrome. Case 2 was a 59-year-old woman. Her mass measured 9 × 6 × 6 cm and she was admitted with the complaint of dysphagia. Both patients were discharged from hospital after successful operations. They reported normal activities in the follow-up.

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