What are the signs and symptoms of postoperative infection following thyroid surgery?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Cellulitis typically presents as erythema, warmth, and tenderness of neck skin around the incision

A superficial abscess produces fluctuance and tenderness

A deep neck abscess may manifest subtly but can produce fever, pain, leukocytosis, and tachycardia


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