Goiter in a Patient with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treated with Epoprostenol

Shaadi Abughazaleh, Zeenat Safdar

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Abstract

A 35-year-old female with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who presented with complaints of progressively worsening dysphagia, facial swelling, and shortness of breath, was found to have a large goiter. In patients treated with epoprostenol for long periods of time, thyroid disease is common. Most cases of thyroid disease describe thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroid statues, but our case was a patient on long term IV epoprostenol presenting with a superior vena cava-syndrome (SVC) like appearance and airway compromise found to have a goiter incidentally during workup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1617253
JournalCase Reports in Pulmonology
Volume2020
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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