Simultaneous unilateral anterior thoracoscopy with transcervical thyroidectomy for the resection of large mediastinal thyroid goiter.
J Thorac Dis 2017 Aug;9(8):2484-2490
Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Background: Almost 25% of thyroid goiters have an intrathoracic component. Although the majority of mediastinal goiters may be approached through a cervical approach, up to a third of substernal goiters require a sternotomy or thoracotomy for resection. As an alternative to conventional sternotomy, we herein describe a combined anterior thoracoscopic and transcervical approach to large mediastinal thyroid goiters. Read More