Title

Acute Airway Obstruction due to Cervical Goiter in a Post-Operative Patient

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Osceola

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-2019

Keywords

critical care, goiter, upper airway obstruction, chronic respiratory failure, hypothyroidism

Disciplines

Endocrine System | Endocrine System Diseases | Pulmonology

Abstract

Benign cervical goiter, though very common, is a rare cause of upper airway obstruction. In most cases there is a significant retrosternal extension of the goiter that leads to chronic respiratory failure. Here we present a case of upper airway obstruction due to a cervical goiter causing acute respiratory failure in a post-operative patient.

Publisher or Conference

American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting

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