CHALLENGES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF A DEAF AND MUTE WITH LARGE MULTINODULAR GOITRE - A CASE REPORT

Dr Ginni Datta, Dr Kiren Thomas, Dr Chashamjot Bawa, Dr. Sagar Chandra, Shantanu Arya

Abstract


Management of a deaf and mute patient with large multinodular goiter posted for thyroidectomy can be a challenge for the operating team. Building a good rapport with the patient and ensuring closed- loop conversations with regards to operative steps and possible complications of surgery as well as anaesthesia  aids in reducing patient's anxiety and insecurities. Co-ordinated team efforts of Otorhinolaryngologists and Anaesthesiologists can be help in smooth conduct of surgery and faster recovery.


Keywords


Deaf and Mute, Thyroidectomy, peri operative challenges

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