Pathophysiology of airway obstruction caused by wound hematoma after thyroidectomy: an ex vivo study

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Airway obstruction by postoperative hemorrhage after thyroid resection is a serious adverse and potentially life-threatening event. The aim of this study is to investigate if the possible pressure caused by a postoperative hematoma in the neck would be sufficient to compress the trachea and therefore leads to a mechanical airway obstruction. In this ex vivo… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10353-015-0318-8

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@article{Ahnen2015PathophysiologyOA, title={Pathophysiology of airway obstruction caused by wound hematoma after thyroidectomy: an ex vivo study}, author={Dr. med. Martin von Ahnen and Dr. med. univ. Magdalena Wirth and Andrea Schroll and Prof. Dr. med. Hans Martin Schardey and PD Dr. med. S. Schopf}, journal={European Surgery}, year={2015}, volume={47}, pages={123-126} }