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Complete transthoracic resection of giant posterior mediastinal goiter: case report and review of surgical strategies

Authors Zhao H, Ren D, Liu Y, Li X, Wu Y, Chen G, Chen J

Received 28 August 2015

Accepted for publication 17 December 2015

Published 22 April 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 2415—2419


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Ram Prasad

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Daniele Santini

Honglin Zhao,* Dian Ren,* Yi Liu, Xin Li, Yi Wu, Gang Chen, Jun Chen

Department of Lung Cancer Surgery, Tianjin Lung Cancer Institute, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China
*These authors contributed equally to this work
Abstract: Intrathoracic goiters generally occupy anterior mediastinum, rarely involving the posterior mediastinal space. Reported herein is a 54-year-old female with a giant posterior mediastinal mass that was successfully resected via right posterolateral thoracotomy. The final pathologic diagnosis was giant posterior mediastinal goiter. This patient has done well postoperatively, with no evidence of local recurrence at 12-month follow-up. Related surgical strategies in past publications are summarized.

intrathoracic goiter, posterior mediastinal mass, thoracotomy

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