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Author Sow, Yih-Liang ♦ Aziz, Nora Abdul ♦ Ng, Khoon-Leong
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social welfare problems & services ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Personal health & safety ♦ Diseases ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Endocrine System ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Wounds and Injuries ♦ Diseases ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Technology, Industry, and Agriculture ♦ Technology and Food and Beverages ♦ Persons ♦ Persons ♦ Environment and Public Health ♦ Health Care
Subject Keyword Discipline Emergency ♦ Discipline Medicine ♦ Neck Injuries ♦ Complications ♦ Thyroid Gland ♦ Injuries ♦ Accidents, Traffic ♦ Adult ♦ Humans ♦ Male ♦ Motorcycles ♦ Surgery ♦ Rupture ♦ Tomography, X-ray Computed ♦ Wounds, Nonpenetrating ♦ Case Reports ♦ Journal Article
Abstract Rupture of the thyroid gland is uncommon in cases of blunt neck trauma. We report a case of thyroid rupture after a motor vehicle accident in a patient without a preexisting goiter. He presented with a painful anterior neck swelling associated with dysphagia and hoarseness of voice. Computed tomographic scans showed lacerations of the right thyroid lobe and isthmus with features suggestive of slow active bleeding. Neck exploration was subsequently performed, and a ruptured right thyroid lobe was found with ongoing venous hemorrhage. A right hemithyroidectomy was performed, and the patient recovered without complications.
Description Country affiliation: Malaysia
Author Affiliation: Sow YL ( Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia.)
ISSN 07356757
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article ♦ Case study
Publisher Date 2013-04-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 15328171
Journal The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 4


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus