DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20200638

Management of a giant euthyroid goiter in limited resources settings: case report

Nzanzu Kikuhe, Munyatwari Akomu, Sekabuhoro Safari, Tsongo Vululi Sosthene, Justine Namwagala

Abstract


The cases of giant multinodular goiter are rare clinical conditions nowadays. We present here a case of giant multinodular goiter successfully treated at Hôpital Provincial du Nord Kivu (Regional referral hospital and Goma teaching hospital). A 59 years old man with 40 years’ history of gradual growing of an anterior cervical mass. The patient reported compressive symptoms such difficulty in breathing, hoarseness of the voice and difficulty in swallowing during the last nine months prior to our consultation. A total thyroidectomy was performed as well as a one year of follow-up, showing good evolution.


Keywords


Giant multinodular goiter, Total thyroidectomy, Compressive symptoms

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