Original communication| Volume 14, ISSUE 6, P871-875, December 1943

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The treatment of abscess of the thyroid gland causing tracheal obstruction

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        1. Abscess of the thyroid gland is commonly productive of tracheal obstruction.
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        2. Early recognition with treatment by operative drainage is indicated and generally results in a cure.
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        3. Tracheotomy should be performed in case of sustained respiratory obstruction.
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        4. Two cases are reported.
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