Accession Number : AD1041250

Title :   Tracheal invasion by Thyroid nodule in Thyroidectomy

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Tonder,Scott

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Report Date : 20 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : 46yo female ASA 2 presented for total thyroidectomy and neck dissection secondary to papillary thyroid carcinoma. After uneventful induction and intubation, surgical dissection revealed invasion of a thyroid nodule into the anterior branch of the recurrent laryngeal nerve as well as invasion through the first tracheal ring. The tracheal defect was fixed with a strap muscle flap and surgery concluded uneventfully. Following deep extubation, an air leak at the surgical site was noted. The patient was reintubated, the incision was re-opened and the tracheal flap was revised to prevent tracheal leaking.

Descriptors :   THYROID DISEASES , surgery , TRACHEA , anesthesia , airway management

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE