A woman in her mid-80’s collapsed while home due to a sudden onset of swelling on her neck compromising the airway. She was intubated on-site and brought to the trauma-centre where she was diagnosed with an intrathyroidal bleeding with compression of the trachea. A subacute left sided thyroid lobectomy was performed, giving immediate relief to the displaced and compressed airway. The patient was discharged after 3 days. The final histopathological examination revealed a microfollicular adenoma with extensive bleeding.
- nose and throat/otolaryngology
- thyroid disease
- otolaryngology / ENT
- head and neck surgery
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Contributors NKP: involved in the care and follow-up of this patient. Main author and initiator of writing this case report. SU: major revisions of the manuscript. SCL: performed the surgery and contributed with major revisions of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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