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Minerva Anestesiologica 2001 June;67(6):483-5

language: English

Inferior thyroid artery bleeding: a life-threatening complication of non-surgical tracheostomy

Della Puppa A., Pittoni G.

From the U.O. Anestesia e Rianimazione Ospedale S. Antonio - Padova


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In the ­present ­report we ­describe the ­first doc­u­ment­ed ­case of mas­sive hem­or­rhage ­from the infe­ri­or thy­roid ­artery, ­after ­trans-laryn­geal trach­e­os­to­my. The ­patient was a 52-yr-old ­male vic­tim of a ­work-relat­ed acci­dent in ­which he report­ed ­chest trau­ma and muti­ple ­limb frac­tures. Trans-laryn­geal trach­e­os­to­my was ­done on day 3 ­after ICU admis­sion. On ICU day 13, the ­patient expe­ri­enced ­severe hem­or­rhage ­from the ­upper air­way and trach­e­os­to­my was sur­gi­cal­ly ­explored. A bleed­ing ves­sel, ­branch of the infe­ri­or thy­roid ­artery at the isth­mus, was iden­ti­fied and ­suture ligat­ed. Massive hem­or­rhage ­from the infe­ri­or thy­roid ­artery at the isth­mus ­should be con­sid­ered a pos­sible ­risk of non-sur­gi­cal trach­e­os­to­my.

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