Blunt trauma to the thyroid: a case report.

  title={Blunt trauma to the thyroid: a case report.},
  author={Christine M Weeks and Francis D. Moore and Stephen J. Ferzoco and Jonathan Gates},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={71 6},
Thyroid injury is a rare phenomenon in cases of blunt neck trauma. Symptoms are often subtle or not present on initial exam and can be rapidly life-threatening when airway compromise ensues. We describe the case of a 50-year-old woman who developed neck pain and swelling, dysphagia, and hoarseness after a rear-end collision in which she was the restrained driver, hitting her anterior neck against the steering wheel. Neck CT revealed fragmentation and hematoma within the right thyroid lobe… CONTINUE READING
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