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Spontaneous cervical haematoma resulting from intrathoracic pathology.
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PMID:  15285870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous cervical haematomas are rare occurrences for which a wide variety of aetiologies have been reported. Although the pathogenesis of this condition can be quite diverse, all known cases have emanated from a cervical source. The authors report the first case of a spontaneous cervical haematoma arising from an intrathoracic source. A case review and Medline search from 1962-2003 was carried out. No prior experience with intrathoracic sources for cervical haematomas has previously been reported. Transcervical haematoma evacuation confirmed the intrathoracic origin and a median sternotomy was required to gain control of this haemorrhage. Thoracic sources should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a spontaneous cervical haematoma. Preparations for a combined procedure with a thoracic surgeon can be predicted pre-operatively based on imaging studies.
Robert Todd Adelson; Andrew Vories
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-02     Completed Date:  2004-11-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otorlaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hematoma / epidemiology,  etiology*,  surgery
Mammary Arteries* / surgery
Marfan Syndrome / complications
Neck / surgery
Neurofibromatosis 1 / complications
Sternum / surgery

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