Prospective studies on the incidence, etiology, and prognosis of well-characterized patients with bleeding after thyroid surgery are lacking. Bleeding after thyroid surgery can not be predicted or prevented even if risk factors are known in each single procedure. This enhances the importance of the following issues: (a) meticulous hemostasis and surgical technique; (b) cooperation with the anesthesiologist, i.e controlling the Valsalva maneuver, adequate blood pressure at the end of the operation as well as at extubation phase; (c) in case of bleeding, a prompt management to guarantee a better outcome. This requires an intensive postoperative clinical monitoring of patients, ideally, in a recovery room with trained staff for at least 4-6 h. Early recognition of postoperative bleeding with immediate intervention is the key in the management of this complication.

Postoperative Bleeding after Thyroid Surgery : Care Instructions / A. Pontin, A. Pino, E. Caruso, G. Pinto, G. Melita, D. Pasquale Maria, G. Dionigi. - In: SISLI ETFAL HASTANESI TIP BULTENI. - ISSN 1302-7123. - 53:4(2019), pp. 329-336. [10.14744/SEMB.2019.95914]

Postoperative Bleeding after Thyroid Surgery : Care Instructions

G. Dionigi
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2019

Abstract

Prospective studies on the incidence, etiology, and prognosis of well-characterized patients with bleeding after thyroid surgery are lacking. Bleeding after thyroid surgery can not be predicted or prevented even if risk factors are known in each single procedure. This enhances the importance of the following issues: (a) meticulous hemostasis and surgical technique; (b) cooperation with the anesthesiologist, i.e controlling the Valsalva maneuver, adequate blood pressure at the end of the operation as well as at extubation phase; (c) in case of bleeding, a prompt management to guarantee a better outcome. This requires an intensive postoperative clinical monitoring of patients, ideally, in a recovery room with trained staff for at least 4-6 h. Early recognition of postoperative bleeding with immediate intervention is the key in the management of this complication.
Thyroidectomy;  Bleeding;  Postoperative complications;  Risk Factors
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
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