BACKGROUND: The authors present a case of multinodular goiter in an HIV-positive patient affected by lipodystrophy with particular accumulation of adipose tissue in the region of the neck and trunk. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient, a 53-year-old man, presented with multinodular struma with partial retrosternal engagement, as well as multiple thyroid nodules increasing in size; some of the nodules had suspicious characteristics on ultrasound. Needle aspiration biopsy was difficult to use to determine the presence of lipodystrophy; however, even in the absence of cytology, surgical treatment was necessary due to the presence of dyspnea during exercise, the dimension of the goiter with retrosternal engagement, and the ovalization of the tracheal lumen. The patient underwent total thyroidectomy by anterior cervicotomy with particular attention to patient positioning because of the buffalo hump and taurine neck. Histological examination was positive for adenomatous hyperplasia with outbreaks of papillary microcarcinoma. CONCLUSIONS: The aim of this case report was to highlight the importance of the perioperative teamwork, with particular attention to patient positioning before surgery, as well as professional collaboration and experience among the operators.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Titolo:||Total thyroidectomy in HIV positive patient with buffalo hump and taurine neck.|
|Autore/i:||Carrese, Elena; Morandi, Uliano; Stefani, Alessandro; Aramini, Beatrice.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.07.020|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000482147300015|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85069701180|
|Citazione:||Total thyroidectomy in HIV positive patient with buffalo hump and taurine neck / Carrese, Elena; Morandi, Uliano; Stefani, Alessandro; Aramini, Beatrice.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 2210-2612. - 61(2019), pp. 64-66.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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