Critical Study on Subtotal Thyroidectomy for Giant Goiters under Local Anesthesia: Experience with 15 Nigerians

Critical Study on Subtotal Thyroidectomy for Giant Goiters under Local Anesthesia: Experience with 15 Nigerians

Thyroid surgery is performed by majority of surgeons using general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. In resource poor countries, the paucity of equipment and Anesthetists limit such procedure needing endotracheal intubation. We describe our experiences with 15 Nigerians who presented with giant goiters and were operated using local anesthesia. We conclude that subtotal thyroidectomy under local anesthesia is safe and cost effective. It should be encouraged in resource- poor countries and save the patients from living with the stigmata of goiters when they are not able to pay their ways to centers that use general anesthesia with endotacheal intubation for such procedure.

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Dr. B. A. Eke
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Dr. B. A. Ojo
Department of Histopathology, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Dr. W. T. Yongu
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Dr. C. Ahachi
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Dr. P. Abayol

College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

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