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Anesthetic Challenges for Total Thyroidectomy in Patient with Large Thyroid Mass with Retrosternal Extension: A Case Report

Submission: November 17, 2022; Published: April 06, 2023

DOI: 10.31031/DAPM.2023.02.000542

ISSN 2640-9399
Volume2 Issue4


Anaesthetic management of patients with large thyroid mass can be extremely challenging to anaesthesiologist due to difficult intubation, blood loss, long duration of surgery, cardiovascular compromise during manipulation of gland and post-operative tracheomalacia. Here we present a case report of the successful anaesthetic management in a patient with a huge thyroid swelling with retrosternal extension scheduled for total thyroidectomy.

Keywords:Airway; Awake fiber-optic intubation; Retrosternal thyroid

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