A Case of Anterior Neck Hematoma Causing Tracheal Compression after Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Thyroid Nodule

갑상선결절 세침흡인 세포검사 후 기관 압박을 초래한 전경부 혈종 1예

  • Park Min-Ho (Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School) ;
  • Cho Mun-Hyeong (Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School) ;
  • Seo Kyoung-Won (Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School) ;
  • Yoon Jung-Han (Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School) ;
  • JaeGal Young-Jong (Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School)
  • 박민호 (전남대학교 의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 조문형 (전남대학교 의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 서경원 (전남대학교 의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 윤정한 (전남대학교 의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 제갈영종 (전남대학교 의과대학 외과학교실)
  • Published : 2005.11.01


Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of thyroid gland lesions has become a routine diagnostic method. And fine needle aspiration cytology is considered a safe, reliable and cost-effective means of selecting thyroid nodules with risk for malignancy. However, fine needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid may cause hemorrhage, infection, or trauma to adjacent structures. Hemorrhage sufficient to cause tracheal compression has not been reported. So we present a case of anterior neck hematoma causing tracheal compression after FNAC of the thyroid nodule.



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