Goiter Complications 1: Airway Obstruction
Flow Volume loop test done by pulmonary lab at your local hospital can document the reason for your shortness of breath is from upper airway obstruction due to your large goiter not COPD, bronchitis or asthma. The two diagrams the Textbook Thyroid page 640 shows a normal flow volume loop on the left and an abnormal loop in the upper neck area on the right. the arrows show the reduced inspiratory loop due to partial obstruction of the trachea by the large goiter. No time to wait. Get evaluated for possible surgery or if you are a candidate possible radiofrequency RFA or ethanol ablation PEI at 1-310-393-8860.Ask for Matthew for details.