Late manifestation of tracheal rupture after thyroidectomy: case report and literature review.

@article{Mazeh2012LateMO,
  title={Late manifestation of tracheal rupture after thyroidectomy: case report and literature review.},
  author={Hagig Mazeh and Pasithorn Amy Suwanabol and David F. Schneider and Rebecca S. Sippel},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={e73-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To report an extremely rare case of delayed tracheal rupture after thyroidectomy and to review the existing related literature. METHODS We present the history, clinical findings, radiographic evaluation, management, and intraoperative findings in a patient who presented with subcutaneous emphysema 9 days after total thyroidectomy. In addition, we review the literature and discuss the diagnostic challenges as well as management options. RESULTS A 17-year-old female patient… CONTINUE READING
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