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Title: Cervical pneumatocoele following total thyroidectomy.
Authors: Liu, D S H;Jayaweera, S;Fleming, W R
Affiliation: Austin Hospital, Department of Surgery, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2012
Citation: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; 94(2): e74-5
Abstract: Cervical pneumatocoele following thyroidectomy is rare. Urgent surgical intervention is necessary in the setting of widespread tissue emphysema and respiratory embarrassment. We describe a patient with a large pneumatocoele presenting six weeks after a total thyroidectomy who was managed successfully without surgical re-exploration. We also discuss the aetiology of cervical pneumatocoele as well as the potential indications for operative versus conservative management.
Internal ID Number: 22391357
DOI: 10.1308/003588412X13171221501104
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Subcutaneous Emphysema.etiology
Thyroidectomy.adverse effects
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