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