Chronic Thyroiditis Causing Dysphagia and Dyspnea Hiroyuki Yamada 1 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yamada Red Cross Hospital pp.915-918
Published Date 2001/12/20
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1411902458
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Two cases of chronic thyroiditis that caused dysphagia and dyspnea arizing compression to the trachea and esophagus. The first patient was a 58-year-old female and the other was a 48-year-oldfemale. The first patient complained of dysphagia and the latter complained of dyspnea. Both patients received total thyroidectomy, and the symptoms disappeared after the operations. Postoperative hypoparathyroidism and recurrent nerve paresis were not observed in both patients. Total thyroidectomy is better procedure than subtotal thyroidectomy and partial thyroidectomy for the patients who complained the progressive thracheo-esophageal symptoms against the thyroid hormone therapy.

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