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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1041250.pdf


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