Anaesthetic Management of a Patient with Large Thyroid with Retrosternal Extension up to Arch of Aorta with Tracheal Compression Posted for Total Thyroidectomy
Securing a definite airway for anaesthetic management in patients with tracheal compression is a real challenge to an anaesthetist. Many case reports illustrates acute airway compromise in the course of anaesthesia due to tumor related compression. We describe the anaesthetic management of a massive retrosternal goiter with severe intrathoracic tracheal narrowing scheduled for thyroidectomy.
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