Edward J. Damrose, MD, FACS

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  • Delayed tracheal rupture following thyroidectomy AURIS NASUS LARYNX Damrose, E. J., Damrose, J. F. 2009; 36 (1): 113-115

    Abstract:

    Thyroidectomy is a commonly performed, low-risk procedure. Tracheal perforation during thyroidectomy is rare, and delayed rupture of the trachea rarer still. We present the case of a patient who underwent total thyroidectomy secondary to Grave's disease who, on postoperative day 7, developed massive subcutaneous emphysema and respiratory distress. Surgical exploration revealed a rupture of the anterolateral tracheal wall at the level of the first tracheal ring. The defect was repaired primarily and the patient recovered uneventfully. The risk factors for and the management of this rare complication are discussed.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.anl.2008.03.007

    View details for Web of Science ID 000262818800025

    View details for PubMedID 18487029

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