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Table 2 Frequency of symptoms in Group 1 – no sternotomy (n = 40 patients) and Group 2 – associated sternotomy (n = 4 patients)

From: Thyroiditis process as a predictive factor of sternotomy in the treatment of cervico-mediastinal goiter

  Group 1 Group 2 Total
Asymptomatic 17 1 18
Dyspnea 19 3 22
Dysphonia 2 0 2
Dysphagia 10 2 12
Cough 1 0 1