Case Report

Retrosternal goitre at Pietersburg Hospital, Limpopo Province, South Africa: A case report

T Gvilia, L Jonas, A B Van As

Abstract


Retrosternal goitre presents in 2 - 19% of all thyroidectomies. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice. We report a case of an anterior retrosternal goitre, which was removed by a combined cervical/sternotomy approach.


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T Gvilia, Department of General Surgery, Pietersburg and Mankweng Academic Health Complex, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

L Jonas, Department of General Surgery, Pietersburg and Mankweng Academic Health Complex, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

A B Van As, Department of General Surgery, Pietersburg and Mankweng Academic Health Complex, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2021;111(11b):1140-1141. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i11b.16102

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Date submitted: 2021-12-01
Date published: 2021-12-01

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