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Fatal haematemesis due to benign retrosternal goitre.
  1. D. R. Parker,
  2. A. H. el-Shaboury
  1. Department of Medicine, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, UK.


    The development of a goitre in the retrosternal space may result in many different symptoms due to local compression. We describe a case in which such a goitre resulted in full-thickness ulceration of the oesophagus, which presented as a fatal haematemesis. We believe that such a complication has not been previously reported.

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