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Need some advice or assistance

Posted In: Thyroid conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: statesidewife35
  • January 30, 2008
  • 06:09 PM

I'm trying to find out some information for my father. He has been diagnosed with a goiter (growing from the thyroid that is multi-nodular) which has also grown down into the chest cavity, very near the heart. They haven't biopsied it yet. He is 70 years old and otherwise in pretty good health. My question is that I was reading about a procedure called, "thoracosopic surgery" where it could be removed without cracking any ribs. Also, I'm concerned on what the possibility of malignancy is where it's at right now at his age? Also, his endocrinology specialist has stated (as well as his heart doctor) that it's very deep in the thoracic region. Is it possible for him to be a candidate for this thoracosopic surgery for removal of a goiter this large? Are there any known complications?

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