IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.17, no.5, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Substernal Goiter, Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Apneas, Sleep, Respiratory Failure, MULTINODULAR GOITER
Gazi University Affiliated:
Introduction: Substernal goiter may rarely cause superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) owing to venous compression, and cause acute respiratory failure due to tracheal compression. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may rarely occur when there is a narrowing of upper airway by edema and vascular congestion resulting from SVCS.