Thyroid Gland Rupture Associated with Blunt Cervical Trauma - a Case Report

  • Arymar Antonio Andrade Junior Hospital São Bernardo, Setúbal
  • Eduardo JCS Ferreira Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte Hospital de Santa Maria
  • Tiago Filipe de Melo Porfírio Costa Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte Hospital de Santa Maria
  • Augusto Mansoa Centro Hospitalar do Oeste
  • Manuel Nobre Centro Hospitalar do Oeste
  • Antonio Marques Pereira Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte Hospital de Santa Maria

Abstract

Although soft tissues injury in cervical trauma is relatively common, the injury of the thyroid is extremely rare, as we can see in English-language reports. The papers relate that trauma of the thyroid gland is quite rare in patients without preexisting goiter. This paper relates a blunt cervical trauma in a young woman without goiter disease that results in lesion of the thyroid diagnosed by computed tomography scan (CT) and that has been conduced conservatively, with a favorable course without further complications.

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Author Biographies

Arymar Antonio Andrade Junior, Hospital São Bernardo, Setúbal

Interno de Cirurgia Geral no Hospital São Bernardo em Setúbal

Eduardo JCS Ferreira, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte Hospital de Santa Maria

Interno de Otorrinolaringologia do Hospital de Santa Maria

Tiago Filipe de Melo Porfírio Costa, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte Hospital de Santa Maria
Interno de Otorrinolaringologia do Hospital de Santa Maria
Augusto Mansoa, Centro Hospitalar do Oeste

Assistente Graduado do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar do Oeste

Manuel Nobre, Centro Hospitalar do Oeste
Assistente Graduado do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar do Oeste
Antonio Marques Pereira, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte Hospital de Santa Maria

Chefe do Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia do Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte

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Published
2017-03-30
How to Cite
ANDRADE JUNIOR, Arymar Antonio et al. Thyroid Gland Rupture Associated with Blunt Cervical Trauma - a Case Report. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 40, p. 51-53, mar. 2017. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/531>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2017.
Section
Clinical Case