Medical Lasers; Engineering, Basic Research, and Clinical Application  
Giant Thyroid Mass Excision Using Energy Device and Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous Flap Reconstruction
Min Seok Song, Sang Joon Lee, Seung Hoon Woo
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Seung Hoon Woo
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University School of Medicine, 201 Manghyang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea
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Received: September 11, 2020; Accepted: November 19, 2020; Published online: December 10, 2020.
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A giant thyroid mass can be associated with severe compressive symptoms, requiring surgery for treatment. This paper reports the case of an 82-year-old man who presented with a giant thyroid mass that was suspected of being a metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma on fine-needle aspiration cytology. A harmonic scalpel was used to excise the giant thyroid mass. A pectoralis major myocutaneous flap was used for reconstruction. The histopathology assessment confirmed the metastases in the lymph node and papillary thyroid carcinoma in the resected gland.
Keywords: Papillary thyroid cancer; Energy device; Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap

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