Synkope grundet monstrøs struma

Translated title of the contribution: Syncope due to giant goitre

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We present a case report of a 70-year-old male patient with a giant goitre. The patient experienced recurrent episodes of syncope/fainting, when he turned his head towards to the right, and he experienced discomfort when lying on his back. A CT scan showed compression of the right carotid artery and carotid sinus from a thyroid mass. After a mass of 1,473 g of thyroid tissue had been removed by a right thyroid lobectomy, the patient experienced no further episodes of syncope. It is well known, that giant goitres can bring a wide range of symptoms including compression of arteries, veins, nerves and related structures on the neck and in the thorax.

Translated title of the contributionSyncope due to giant goitre
Original languageDanish
Article numberV01180048
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 11. Jun 2018


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