Necessity for additional incisions with the cervical collar incision to remove retrosternal goiters


TOPÇU S. , Liman S. T. , Canturk Z. , Utkan Z. , CANTÜRK Z. , Corak S., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.38, no.12, pp.1072-1077, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-008-3768-9
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1072-1077
  • Keywords: Retrosternal goiter, Surgery, Incisions, SUBSTERNAL GOITER, SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT, INTRATHORACIC GOITER, MEDIASTINAL GOITER, THYROIDECTOMY

Abstract

Retrosternal goiters (RSGs) can be removed transcervically, but additional incisions are sometimes necessary. We examined the factors determining the need for additional incisions to remove an RSG goiter, based on our experience and on an algorithm.