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Incidence and circumstances of cervical hematoma complicating thyroidectomy and its relationship to postoperative vomiting.

Authors
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  • 1 Department of Surgery Pietro Valdoni, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Head & neck
1097-0347
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
9
Pages
1173–1177
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/hed.21313
PMID: 20029984
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Careful hemostasis remains of prime importance in preventing cervical hematoma. Postoperative vomiting has not been confirmed by this study as a risk factor for the development of hematoma. Ambulatory thyroid surgery is not advisable.

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