Predictive Value of Thyroid Tissue Density in Determining the Patients on Whom Sternotomy Should be Performed


Sari S., Erbil Y., Ersoz F., Saricam G., Salmaslioglu A. , Issever H. , ...More

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, vol.174, no.2, pp.312-318, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 174 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jss.2011.01.019
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-318

Abstract

Background. Retrosternal goiter incidence rates range between 0.2% and 45% of all goiters, and sternotomy is performed in some of patients. There is no consensus for selecting the patients on whom sternotomy should be performed. We aimed to determine the most important factor for predicting requirement of sternotomy.