• 1 1Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • 2 2Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2019 Oct;71(Suppl 1):118-120.
PMID: 31741945 DOI: 10.1007/s12070-017-1146-x


Respiratory distress after thyroidectomy and thymectomy can be challenging. We encountered a 70-year-old lady with a long-standing goiter with concomitant thymoma. She underwent the surgery and developed respiratory distress upon extubation with loss of laryngeal sensation causing severe aspiration. She was diagnosed myasthenia gravis and symptoms resolved with MG treatments.

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