IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.17, no.5, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL
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Substernal Goiter, Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Apneas, Sleep, Respiratory Failure, MULTINODULAR GOITER
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.