Current Thoracic Surgery 2017 , Vol 2 , Issue 1
A giant mediastinal ectopic goiter causing dyspnea and dysphagia
Ali Cevat Kutluk1,Yunus Seyrek1,Celalettin İbrahim Kocatürk1,Mehmet Ali Bedirhan1
1Yedikule Teaching Hospital for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2017.0007 Viewed : 3332 - Downloaded : 1442 Primary mediastinal ectopic goiter (PMG) is defined as the presence of thyroid tissue in the mediastinum without having a continuity between the cervical thyroid and the mediastinal goiter. A fifty-seven yearold man admitted to our clinic suffering from dyspnea, chest pain, shortness of breath, and dysphagia for almost two months. Thorax computed tomography revealed a mass of 12 cm in the posterior mediastinum, compressing the trachea and esophagus. The mass is resected completely via a right thoracotomy. Keywords : Ectopic goiter, mediastinum, dyspnea