Acute Airway Obstruction due to Cervical Goiter in a Post-Operative Patient
critical care, goiter, upper airway obstruction, chronic respiratory failure, hypothyroidism
Endocrine System | Endocrine System Diseases | Pulmonology
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
Gayle J, et al. Acute Airway Obstruction due to Cervical Goiter in a Post-Operative Patient. Chest. 2019;156(4, Supplement):A1984. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.1963