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Mediastinal goiter presenting with ventricular tachycardia.
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PMID:  22302698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: We report a rare case of a mediastinal goiter confined to the thoracic inlet and cavity presenting with ventricular tachycardia as the sole clinical manifestation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The patient did not have any of the typical features of a mediastinal goiter such as neck swelling, dysphagia, or respiratory difficulty, but instead had spontaneous onset of wide-complex tachycardia requiring emergency treatment. This atypical presentation led to initial misinterpretation of imaging studies and delayed diagnosis of the mediastinal mass. The large, completely intrathoracic thyroid goiter abutted the cardiac muscle and required a combined transcervical and median sternotomy approach for removal. The arrhythmia resolved postoperatively. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this case represents the first documented presentation of ventricular tachycardia as a unique and sole feature of mediastinal goiter. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2012.
Kevin C Gilbert; Muthuswamy Dhiwakar; William S Stevens; K Thomas Robbins
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.
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