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retrosternal goitre

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Retrosternal enlargement of the thyroid may be suspected in patients who complain of a feeling of engorgement in the head or dyspnoea when raising their arms.

Evidence for a retrosternal goitre should be sought be percussion over the sternum. Pemberton's sign should be elicited.

A plain radiograph of the thoracic inlet may reveal a radio-opaque mass in a retrosternal location.

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