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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-165

Suturing of tracheomalatic rings complicating long-standing huge goiters to adjacent structures


Department of Surgery, Hilla Teaching Hospital, Babil Health Directorate, Babylon Province, Iraq

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Ahmed H. M. Al-Jenabi
Department of Surgery, Hilla Teaching Hospital, Babil Health Directorate, Babylon Province
Iraq
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DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_13_19

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Five patients selected having huge goiter compressing and deviating trachea, with criteria of tracheomalacia which were scheduled for total thyroidectomy with fixing tracheomalatic rings to adjacent structures instead of other methods used previously, with follow-up more than 1 year. We report five cases of tracheomalacia following total thyroidectomy for huge multinodular goiters which were diagnosed and managed, despite different support techniques. The surgical management of tracheomalacia is still a challenging problem. It is found that this method is superior to other methods of overcoming tracheomalacia complicating huge goiter and associated with no/nor mortality, so this simple procedure can be used as a first line of treatment of tracheomalacia complicating long-standing huge goiter.


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