Pemberton Sign

Emmanuel S. Antonarakis
July 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2007, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p859
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 65-year old man with a 20-year history of multi-nodular goiter. It was found that the patient has mild plethora at rest and an enlarged heterogenous thyroid gland with impalpable lower poles. There was a large extension of the left thyroid lobe of the patient. Pemberton sign occurs when his thoracic inlet becomes obstructed which is a common manifestation of retrosternal goiter.


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