Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Thyroid Gland Hematoma After Blunt Neck Trauma
- Author(s): Saylam, Baris
- Comcali, Bulent
- Ozer, Mehmet Vasfi
- Coskun, Faruk
- et al.
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.]