One hundred eighty cases with retrosternal thyroid
gland were reevaluated and typed.
However, in our patients with a previous cervical thyroidectomy, the absence of evident cervical thyroid tissue to apply gentle traction and presence of dense scar tissue obscured the removal of the retrosternal thyroid
gland from the cervical incision.
This technique is not recommended in huge thyroid, retrosternal thyroid
, thyroiditis and malignancy, so it cannot be recommended as a standard therapy.
Trignano, "Surgical treatment of a patient with retrosternal thyroid
goiter," Annali Italiani di Chirurgia, vol.
In the present study, USG/CT guided FNAC as well as CNB of anterior mediastinal masses and FOB with TBNA and IHC markers could diagnose 9 cases of NHL, 4 cases of bronchogenic carcinoma, 4 cases of thymoma, 1 case of retrosternal thyroid
, 1 case of synovial sarcoma and metastasis in 1 case.