ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Combined mitral valve replacement and total thyroidectomy: a case report
Alp Aslan1, Raif Cavolli1, Mehmet Oğuz1, Haydar Celasin2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kavaklıdere Umut Hospital, Ankara
2Department of General Surgery, Kavaklıdere Umut Hospital, Ankara
A 62-year-old man with mitral stenosis was referred to our clinic for mitral valve replacement (MVR). Laboratory studies revealed a euthyroid state. A computed tomographic scan of the neck revealed deviation of the trachea to the right due to compression from the thyroid gland. After consultation with an endocrinologist and general surgeon, a combined mitral valve replacement and total thyroidectomy were performed. The intra- and postoperative course was uneventful. To avoid a second operation, the combined MVR and total thyroidectomy can be performed safely in the same sequence.
Keywords : Combined mitral valve replacement and thyroidectomy; mitral valve replacement; thyroidectomy
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