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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 328-330

Tracheomalacia: A Rare Complication After Thyroi dectomy


1 Senior Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur - 313001, Rajasthan, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur - 313001, Rajasthan, India

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Tracheomalacia is weakness of tracheal wall caused by softening of supporting cartilage and hypotonia of myoelastic elements. In patients with huge thyroid, following thyroidectomy it is due to extrinsic compression by enlarged thyroid in which previously normal cartilage undergoes degeneration. We report a case of tracheomalacia following total thyroidectomy for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland who was diagnosed and managed.


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