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):

Report Date:

2017-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE