Idei and Watanabe JA Clinical Reports (2018) 4:27 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40981-018-0164-3 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Open Access Thyroid disease diagnosed by point-of-care ultrasound after the induction of anesthesia: a case report Masafumi Idei and Itaru Watanabe Keywords: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), Perioperative, Thyroid To the editor Because the patient had no symptoms suggestive of The importance of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, no abnormalities is increasingly recognized . However, although on preoperative 12-lead electrocardiogram, and an un- POCUS has been used for perioperative evaluation of eventful course of anesthesia up to that point, we the heart, lungs, and airways [1–3], there are few re- determined that the ultrasound findings would not ports on POCUS for perioperative evaluation of the affect her surgery and decided to continue as sched- thyroid. We report a case in which POCUS performed uled. Total operative time was 143 min, and total by an anesthesiologist in the operating room detected anesthesia time was 210 min. She was transferred to undiagnosed thyroid disease. the ward after extubation, and the perioperative and postoperative course was unremarkable. Six days after surgery, the patient underwent otolar- Case presentation yngologic examination and thyroid-specific laboratory A 57-year-old woman was scheduled for spine surgery.
JA Clinical Reports – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 14, 2018
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