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Bilateral recurrent nerve paralysis associated with multinodular substernal goiter: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10231217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Substernal goiter is an infrequent occurrence and is found in two to five per cent of all patients undergoing thyroid surgery. These lesions are well known to cause respiratory symptoms and alterations in phonation due to direct compression of airway structures. Infrequently, unilateral recurrent nerve palsy has been reported in patients with substernal goiter. We report a case of bilateral recurrent nerve palsy associated with multinodular substernal goiter in an 89-year-old female who presented in respiratory distress.
J W Souza; J T Williams; M M Ayoub; M L Jerles; M L Dalton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-13     Completed Date:  1999-05-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Goiter, Nodular / complications*,  diagnosis*
Goiter, Substernal / complications*,  diagnosis*
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology*

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