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Thyroid tumour 

Thyroid tumour
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Thyroid tumour
Author(s):

Dr Caroline Brookman

, and Dr Vanessa Humphrey

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198704867.003.0051
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date: 12 July 2020

A 71–year–old female presented with increasing shortness of breath over 3 weeks. She now has severe dyspnoea and a choking sensation which is relieved by lying prone. Her only past medical history is that of hypothyroidism. On examination, she is lying prone, propped up on her elbows. She is maintaining her own airway, is able to talk in short sentences, and has an inspiratory stridor. She has an obvious large neck mass, originating on the left and causing a tracheal deviation to the right. She is referred for an urgent tracheostomy.

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