Atrial Septal Defect and Retrosternal Toxic Goitre Operated in the Same Session: A Case Report

Mustafa Kemal Demirag, MD,1 Koray Topgül, MD,2 Atilla Sarac, MD,1 and Hasan Tahsin Keceligil, MD1

In this study, we present a 55-year-old female patient who suffered from atrial septal defect (ASD) and retrosternal toxic goitre simultaneously. The patient had been treated with a 300 mg/day dose of propylthiouracil for 20 days prior to operation. This patient has been operated on for both disorders and has recovered. (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 13: 272-274)

Key words: atrial septal defect, retrosternal goitre

Departments of 1Cardiovascular Surgery and 2Surgery, Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey

Received January 12, 2006; accepted for publication November 6, 2006
Address reprint requests to Hasan Tahsin Keceligil, MD: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, 55139, Samsun, Turkey.