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