Tracheal Stenosis Due to an Abscess from Thyroid Tumor
An 88-year-old Japanese man underwent cervical spondylotic surgery under general anesthesia at a referring hospital. He soon fell into dyspnea after extubation. He underwent tracheotomy to keep the airway patent and was transferred to our hospital. In the preoperative CT scan, tumors of the bilateral lobes of the thyroid were diffusely swollen and had grown into the space between the posterior wall of the trachea and esophagus, leading to the tracheal stenosis by compressing the posterior wall of the trachea .