Combined mitral valve replacement and total thyroidectomy: A case report


Aslan A., Cavolli R., Oǧuz M., CELASİN H.

Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.18, no.2, pp.138-140, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-140
  • Keywords: Combined mitral valve replacement and thyroidectomy, mitral valve replacement, thyroidectomy, SURGERY, GOITER, HEART

Abstract

A 62-year-old man with mitral stenosis was referred to our clinic for mitral valve replacement (MVR). Laboratory studies revealed a euthyroid state. A computed tomographic scan of the neck revealed deviation of the trachea to the right due to compression from the thyroid gland. After consultation with an endocrinologist and general surgeon, a combined mitral valve replacement and total thyroidectomy were performed. The intra- and postoperative course was uneventful. To avoid a second operation, the combined MVR and total thyroidectomy can be performed safely in the same sequence.