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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 16, No. 3, 2009, pp. 47-48
Bioline Code: mj09024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2009, pp. 47-48

 en Emergency Thyroidectomy for a Bleeding Multinodular Goitre
Mohamad, Irfan & Din, Shah Jihan Wan


Goitre is a slow-growing thyroid mass, rarely presenting as an emergency. However, a superimposed infection or acute intralesional bleeding can cause the mass to increase rapidly in size. We report a patient with long-standing multinodular goitre who presented with bleeding from the left thyroid mass. Despite all appropriate measures, the continuous bleeding finally stopped upon thyroidectomy.

Goitre, bleeding, thyroidectomy

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