Abstract| Volume 43, ISSUE 12, P2383, December 2017

Asymptomatic retrosternal thyroid goitres: when is surgical management appropriate?

      Introduction: Retrosternal goitres can cause airway compression, deviation and invasion. It is generally accepted that thyroidectomy is indicated in symptomatic patients. However, as the incidence of asymptomatic retrosternal goitre has risen due to the increased use of radiological imaging, the optimum management of asymptomatic patients with retrosternal goitre is still a matter of controversy.
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