3 patients with thyroid problem treated successfully
Three patients with thyroid problems were recently treated successfully at Ivy Hospital, Mohali.
Chandigarh, April 17, 2022: Three patients with thyroid problems were recently treated successfully at Ivy Hospital, Mohali.
The 69 year old woman had a long standing history of increasing thyroid gland, which measured 80x 81x 111 mm, with coarse calcification and central necrosis. The patient underwent total thyroidectomy, with minimal blood loss, both the recurrent laryngeal nerves were preserved during surgery.
In the second case, a 74 year old man with severe neck pain and difficulty in breathing was treated. He had a history of thyroid enlargement but was negligent to not get it addressed timely, as a result there was hemorrhage inside the left lobe of thyroid. Despite the patient being elderly the surgery went smoothly with no intra or postoperative complications.
In the third case, a 64 year woman with an enlarged left lobe of thyroid which had started causing discomfort during swallowing and on lying down she has difficulty in breathing.
Dr Navdeep Kaur Boparai an ENT expert in Ivy Hospital who treated these patients said that thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. It lies below Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle. When the thyroid is its normal size, you can’t feel it, she asserted.
Talking about signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer, Dr Boparia said that thyroid carcinoma most commonly manifests as a painless, palpable, solitary thyroid nodule. Patients or clinicians discover most of these nodules during routine palpation of the neck.
The most likely to be malignant in patients older than 60 years and in patients younger than 30 years, there is increased rate of malignancy in males, nodular growth, rapid growth, she maintained.