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

Updated: Feb 27, 2020
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Patients with postoperative bleeding present with neck swelling, neck pain, and/or signs and symptoms of airway obstruction (eg, dyspnea, stridor, hypoxia). Immediately examine such patients for evidence of hematoma. Imaging studies are of no benefit in the initial stage of evaluation.

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