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Thyroid Gland Hematoma After Blunt Neck Trauma

  • Author(s): Saylam, Baris
  • Comcali, Bulent
  • Ozer, Mehmet Vasfi
  • Coskun, Faruk
  • et al.
Abstract

Hemorrhage of a previously normal thyroid gland as a result of blunt trauma is a very rare condition. We report a case of blunt trauma that caused acute hemorrhage into the thyroid gland and presented with hoarseness. The diagnosis of thyroid gland hematoma was made with a combination of fiberoptic laryngoscopy, cervical computed tomography, and carotid angiography. The patient was treated conservatively, had a favorable course without further complications, and was discharged four days after admission.

[West J Emerg Med. 2009;10(4):247-249.]

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