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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 1749-1754

Management of a huge intrathoracic goitre in a rural specialist hospital in Nigeria–Case report and review of literature

1 Department of Surgery, General Surgery Unit, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria
2 Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria

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Dr. A A Okomayin
Consultant General Surgeon, ISTH, Irrua, Edo State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_101_21

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Retrosternal goiter is expectedly a common presentation in rural African communities due to long periods of neglect. The treatment of choice is surgical – commonly via a trans-cervical incision. A few require an extra-cervical surgical approach and multidisciplinary management as reported in this case performed in a rural specialist hospital in Nigeria.

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