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Septic bleeding of the common carotid artery following total thyroidectomy: an atypical complication.
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PMID:  20224796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Septic rupture of the common carotid artery following total thyroidectomy may rapidly lead to exsanguination. We present a case report of a 16-year-old girl, diagnosed with a questionable thyroglossal duct cyst. Following the initial operative intervention with local excision of the cyst including resection of the medial part of the hyoid bone, pathology revealed papillary carcinoma. Thus secondary total thyroidectomy with locoregional lymphadenectomy was performed. One week later, a wound infection developed, necessitating lavage and drainage. On the 8th postoperative day, a dramatic bleeding of the right common carotid artery occurred. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in the literature with a septic bleeding of the common carotid artery following total thyroidectomy after one week.
Authors:
T Jamaan; J Raedecke; C Kayser; K D Rueckauer; O Thomusch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-12     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  953282     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, University of Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.
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