A multi-institutional international study of risk factors for hematoma after thyroidectomy.

  title={A multi-institutional international study of risk factors for hematoma after thyroidectomy.},
  author={M J Campbell and Kelly L. McCoy and Wen T. Shen and Sally E. Carty and Carrie Lubitz and Jacob Moalem and Matthew A. Nehs and Tammy Holm and David Yu Greenblatt and Danielle M. Press and Xiaoxi Feng and Allan E. Siperstein and Elliot J. Mitmaker and Cassandre E B{\'e}nay and Roger J Tabah and Sarah C. Oltmann and Herbert C Chen and Rebecca S. Sippel and Andrew V. Brekke and M. Vriens and Lutske Lodewijk and Antonia E. Stephen and Sapna Nagar and Peter Angelos and Maher Ghanem and Jason D. Prescott and Martha A. Zeiger and Patricia Aragon Han and Cord Sturgeon and Dina M. Elaraj and Iain J Nixon and Snehal G. Patel and Stephen W Bayles and Rachel Heneghan and Peter Ochieng and Marlon A. Guerrero and Daniel T. Ruan},
  volume={154 6},
  pages={1283-89; discussion 1289-91}
BACKGROUND Cervical hematoma can be a potentially fatal complication after thyroidectomy, but its risk factors and timing remain poorly understood. METHODS We conducted a retrospective, case-control study identifying 207 patients from 15 institutions in 3 countries who developed a hematoma requiring return to the operating room (OR) after thyroidectomy. RESULTS Forty-seven percent of hematoma patients returned to the OR within 6 hours and 79% within 24 hours of their thyroidectomy. On… CONTINUE READING
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