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Volume : 26 Issue : 4 Year : 2018
 
Recently Unusual Surgical Educational Case: A Real Giant Nodular Goiter [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2015; 23(4): 158-160 | DOI: 10.5505/ias.2015.42650  

Recently Unusual Surgical Educational Case: A Real Giant Nodular Goiter

Murat B. Yıldırım1, Doğukan Durak1, Ersin G. Dumlu2, Mehmet Kılıç1, Abdüssamed Yalçın1
1Departmant of General Surgery, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey
2Departmant of General Surgery, Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Goitre is a common endocrine abnormality. It is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. If goitre left untreated. they became giant goitre. Giant goitres are becoming increasingly infrequent because of imaging techniques. Although goitre are asymptomatic,they can compress the trachea or oesophagus and cause clinical symptoms such as dyspnea or dysphagia. We present a case of a giant goitre. A 77-year-old woman consulted our clinic. She had the swelling of her neck, had rapidly progressive increase in shortness of breath and had difficulty in swallowing. The huge mass was surgically removed without complications. The pathological result of the patient reported follicular carcinoma of the thyroid/Hurthle cell carcinoma. As such cases have the risk of malignancy, operations must be performed after
getting a diagnosis to prevent complicated situations.

Keywords: Giant goitre, Multi-nodular, Thyroid


Murat B. Yıldırım, Doğukan Durak, Ersin G. Dumlu, Mehmet Kılıç, Abdüssamed Yalçın. Recently Unusual Surgical Educational Case: A Real Giant Nodular Goiter. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2015; 23(4): 158-160

Corresponding Author: Murat B. Yıldırım, Türkiye


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