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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-88

Cor pulmonale Due To Chronic Lung Disease And Multinodular Goiter : Improvement After Subtotal Thyroidectomy



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A female patient with cor pulmonale due to chronic lung disease (treated pulmonary tuberculosis) and multinodular goiter causing upper airway obstruction is reported. Subtotal thyroidectomy improved pulmonary hypertension and arterial blood gases by relieving upper airway obstruction. Patients with goiter should be evaluated for compressive symptoms and may be subjected to surgical intervention.


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