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[Dyspnea and globus sensation after a minor head injury].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2019 Feb 1;163. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

LUMC, afd. Keel- Neus- en Oorheelkunde, Leiden.

A 91-year-old woman visited the emergency department with dyspnea and globus sensation after a minor head injury. A CT-scan of the spine showed a retropharyngeal swelling. MRI and fiberscopy revealed that the swelling was concordant with a retropharyngeal hematoma. Read More

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February 2019

Traumatic Retropharyngeal Hematoma in a Patient Taking Clopidogrel.

Case Rep Emerg Med 2018 13;2018:6147473. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Sparrow Health System Lansing, Michigan, USA.

The development of a retropharyngeal hematoma may lead to acute airway compromise requiring emergent airway stabilization. We describe the development of a retropharyngeal hematoma in an elderly woman who sustained a fall from standing approximately 10 hours prior to symptom onset who was taking the antiplatelet agents clopidogrel and aspirin. This delayed onset of rapid airway compromise secondary to a retropharyngeal hematoma following a fall in a patient taking clopidogrel is an unusual and potentially life threatening event. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/6147473DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109996PMC
August 2018
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Retropharyngeal Hematoma as an Unusual Presentation of Myelodysplastic Syndrome: A Case Report.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Aug 17;19:969-972. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA.

BACKGROUND Retropharyngeal hematoma is a relatively rare diagnosis that requires a high clinical suspicion and stabilization of the airway to prevent rapid deterioration. We report a case of a spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma in an elderly patient with myelodysplastic syndrome and associated thrombocytopenia. CASE REPORT A 90-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome was brought to the Emergency Department with complaints of difficulty swallowing and muffled voice for 24 hours. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.909502DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6108271PMC
August 2018
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Treatment of hematomas after anterior cervical spine surgery: A retrospective study of 15 cases.

Neurochirurgie 2018 Jun 4;64(3):166-170. Epub 2018 May 4.

Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University,Shenyang,Republic of China.

Objective: Postoperative hematoma is a rare and dangerous complication of cervical spine surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and related factors of postoperative hematoma, and to report on 15 cases at our institution over a 6-year period.

Methods: Fifteen cases of postoperative hematoma were retrospectively identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuchi.2017.12.002DOI Listing
June 2018
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Medial Approach for the Resection of Goiters with Suprahyoid, Retropharyngeal, or Substernal Extension.

World J Surg 2018 05;42(5):1415-1423

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, 1701 W Charleston Blvd, Suite 490, Las Vegas, NV, 89102, USA.

Background: Resection of massive goiters with suprahyoid, retropharyngeal, and substernal extension may not be amenable to standard approaches. This study evaluates a surgical approach allowing resection of massive goiters with minimal substernal and deep neck dissection.

Methods: Cases of thyroidectomy for goiters with substernal, retropharyngeal, or suprahyoid extension at a single institution from 2006 to 2017 were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-018-4576-zDOI Listing
May 2018
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Large retropharyngeal haematoma. Airway management with Airtraq® laryngoscope.

Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 2018 Apr 11;65(4):229-233. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Departamento de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Tratamiento del Dolor, Hospital Son Llàtzer (HSLL), Palma de Mallorca, España.

Retropharyngeal haematoma is a life-threatening clinical situation that can lead to a potential obstruction of the upper airway and requires rapid diagnosis. Clinicaly, it can be presented in different ways, depending on its size and growing speed. The first measure is to protect and manage the airway: in most cases this is a difficult airway situation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.redar.2017.11.003DOI Listing
April 2018
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Retropharyngeal hematoma following botulinum toxin injection for abductor spasmodic dysphonia.

Ear Nose Throat J 2017 Dec;96(12):E45-E46

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Monash Health, Victoria, Australia.

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December 2017
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Fatal acute retropharyngeal hemorrhage in neurofibromatosis type 1.

Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2017 Dec 28;13(4):436-440. Epub 2017 Oct 28.

Ontario Forensic Pathology Service & Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

We report the sudden death of a woman with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The decedent developed acute respiratory distress and died rapidly despite an emergent cricothyroidotomy. An autopsy with postmortem CT scan was performed to determine the cause of the fatal respiratory collapse and to determine if death was related to neurofibromatosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12024-017-9928-8DOI Listing
December 2017
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Risk Vessels of Retropharyngeal Hematoma During Stellate Ganglion Block.

Reg Anesth Pain Med 2017 Nov/Dec;42(6):778-781

From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan; and †Care Center Himawarien, Fukuoka, Japan.

Background And Objective: Bleeding into the retropharyngeal space is a potential complication in stellate ganglion block (SGB). Retropharyngeal hematoma formation is considered to be due to damage of small arteries in the region, although only scanty details of the region are available. The aim of this study was to map the risk blood vessels in the retropharyngeal space to avoid accidental damage during SGB. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AAP.0000000000000644DOI Listing
September 2018
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Twelve-month follow-up of left atrial appendage occlusion with Amplatzer Amulet.

Cardiol J 2017 15;24(2):131-138. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

Medical Clinic II (Cardiology/Intensive Care Medicine), Ketschendorfer Straße 33, 96450 Coburg, Germany, Tel. +49 9561 22 33215, Fax +49 9561 226419.

Background: The Amplatzer Amulet (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a second gen-eration Amplatzer device for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion (LAAO) for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. This research sought to assess the clinical performance of the Amplatzer Amulet device and in follow up for 12 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2017.0017DOI Listing
June 2017
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Acute airway obstruction due to postoperative retropharyngeal hematoma after anterior cervical fusion: a retrospective analysis.

J Orthop Surg Res 2017 Jan 26;12(1):19. Epub 2017 Jan 26.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Haeundae-ro 875, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 48108, Korea.

Background: Acute airway obstruction (AAO) after anterior cervical fusion (ACF) can be caused by postoperative retropharyngeal hematoma, which requires urgent recognition and treatment. However, the causes, evaluation, and appropriate treatment of this complication are not clearly defined. The purpose of this retrospective review of a prospective database was to investigate etiologic factors related to the development of AAO due to postoperative hematoma after ACF and formulate appropriate prevention and treatment guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13018-017-0517-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5270356PMC
January 2017
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Airway and circulatory collapse due to retropharyngeal hematoma after blunt vertebral artery injury.

Am J Emerg Med 2017 May 9;35(5):806.e5-806.e7. Epub 2016 Dec 9.

Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center, 3400-28 Nakagomi, Saku, Nagano, Japan.

Retropharyngeal hematoma following blunt cervical spine injury is a known cause of airway obstruction, but it is not known to cause hemorrhagic shock. We report the case of a massive retropharyngeal hematoma caused by a blunt vertebral artery transection leading simultaneously to airway obstruction and hemorrhagic shock. An 83-year-old woman was injured in a motorcycle accident. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2016.12.006DOI Listing
May 2017
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Zygomatic haematoma in an 11-month-old helps diagnose retropharyngeal abscess, with concurrent tonsillitis and subsequent infant tonsillectomy.

BMJ Case Rep 2016 Sep 20;2016. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

Department of Otolaryngology, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK.

An 11-month-old boy presented with a 2-day history of non-specific symptoms and a zygomatic haematoma. With aetiology uncertain after admission clerking and blood tests, a CT head scan was arranged for suspected traumatic injury and revealed a retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) with significant airway narrowing in the transverse plane. The patient received urgent intraoral abscess drainage and bilateral tonsillectomy in theatre. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2016-215135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5030512PMC
September 2016
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[Complication and Anesthetics-induced Toxicity of Stellate Ganglion Block].

Masui 2016 08;65(7):672-677

Stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a commonly used safe procedure. In rare cases, it is associated with life- threatening complications [retropharyngeal hematomas (RPH), local anesthetics-induced toxicity, et al.). Read More

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August 2016
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Expanding Hematoma's Life-Threatening Neck and Face Emergency Management of Ballistic Injuries.

Authors:
Sabri T Shuker

J Craniofac Surg 2016 Jul;27(5):1282-5

West Bloomfield, MI.

This article aims to bring attention to the morbidity and fatality of hemorrhage, how expanding hematoma and air compromise neck/face N/F injuries and present challenges. Large neck vessel ballistic injuries may lead to hemorrhage and expanding hematoma, resulting in airway compromise, due to injuries to the internal and/or external carotid arteries, internal jugular veins "internal carotid artery, external carotid artery, internal jugular vein," and the external carotid artery deep branches. This also leads to injuries to the cervical fascial layers (barriers of deep spaces) that facilitate pooling blood and hematoma into compartmental and large potential space which effects the pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and trachea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000002767DOI Listing
July 2016
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Early reintervention after anterior cervical spine surgery: Epidemiology and risk factors: A case-control study.

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2016 06 20;102(4):485-8. Epub 2016 Apr 20.

Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Unité Rachis, CHU de Bordeaux, 33000 Bordeaux, France; Université Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux, France.

Introduction: Anterior cervical spine surgery is a frequent and effective procedure; complications are rare, but potentially fatal. The objective of the present study was to assess epidemiology and risk factors for early reintervention in anterior cervical spine surgery.

Methods: A retrospective case-control study recruited 2319 patients operated on in our department, with 7 years' follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.otsr.2016.02.003DOI Listing
June 2016
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Life-Threatening Retropharyngeal Hemorrhage Secondary to Rupture of the Inferior Thyroid Artery.

Case Rep Emerg Med 2015 24;2015:789076. Epub 2015 Dec 24.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, USF MCOM, CC & I-78, Allentown, PA 18103, USA.

Inferior thyroid artery (ITA) rupture is rare and may progress to life-threatening conditions. We present a patient who visited the emergency department after an episode of syncope and dizziness in which he had a mechanical fall that resulted in abrasions and a hematoma to his left forehead. The patient presented with dysphagia and anterior neck swelling that progressed rapidly into airway compromise requiring endotracheal intubation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/789076DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4706887PMC
January 2016
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Images in Clinical Medicine. Spontaneous Retropharyngeal Hematoma.

N Engl J Med 2016 Jan;374(3):e3

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

A 56-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 5-hour history of throat swelling and pain and difficulty breathing that was exacerbated by supine positioning; he had not had any obvious antecedent trauma. His medical history included prostate cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, deep-vein thrombosis, and stroke. Medications included warfarin (presumably for deep-vein thrombosis), antihypertensive agents, and a statin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMicm1505596DOI Listing
January 2016
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Upper Airway Hematoma Secondary to Warfarin Therapy: A Systematic Review of Reported Cases.

N Am J Med Sci 2015 Nov;7(11):494-502

Department of Internal Medicine, Reading Health System, West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.

Upper airway hematoma (UAH) is a rare but life-threatening complication of oral anticoagulants requiring early recognition. However, no consensus exists regarding the best approach to treatment. We therefore, sought to systematically review the published literature on UAH to elaborate its demographic and clinical characteristics, treatment, complications, and outcomes. Read More

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http://www.najms.org/text.asp?2015/7/11/494/170606
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1947-2714.170606DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4683804PMC
November 2015
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[Peudoaneurysm of thyrocervical trunk combined with retropharyngeal hematoma due to cervical trauma: a case report].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2015 Jul;50(7):597-8

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July 2015
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Novel Multidisciplinary Management of a Retropharyngeal Hematoma With Pulmonary Stenting.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2016 Jul;23(3):239-41

*Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids †Neurosurgery Department ‡Otolaryngology Department §Radiology Department, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City ∥Pulmonology Department, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.

Retropharyngeal hematomas (RHs) represents a rare airway obstruction that requires timely intervention to avoid a fatal outcome. Further complicating this malady, RHs of massive proportions can complicate the decision of management selection. After comprehensive literature search, there has been no mention of pulmonary stenting as an intervention for RH. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0000000000000204DOI Listing
July 2016
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Surgical Treatment of a Life-Threatening Large Retropharyngeal Hematoma after Minor Trauma : Two Case Reports and a Literature Review.

J Korean Neurosurg Soc 2015 Sep 30;58(3):304-7. Epub 2015 Sep 30.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Only a few cases of anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL) injury related with retropharyngeal hematoma without fracture have previously been reported. The treatment of choice for retropharyngeal hematoma is generally considered to be conservative care, but we believe that early surgery of this pathology would be better in certain situations. Here, we describe two cases with life-threatening large retropharyngeal hematomas related with ALL injuries and operated on at an early stage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2015.58.3.304DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4630368PMC
September 2015
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Acute upper airway obstruction due to retropharyngeal hematoma in a dog with Anaplasma species: a case study.

BMC Vet Res 2015 Oct 9;11:257. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Extremadura, Avda, Universidad s/n, Cáceres, 10003, Spain.

Background: Retropharyngeal hematoma is a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose and may progress rapidly to airway obstruction. The authors report the first known case of acute upper airway obstruction resulting from retropharyngeal hematoma in a dog. Documented causes in human medicine have included coagulopathic states, trauma, infection, parathyroid adenoma rupture, and foreign body ingestion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-015-0574-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4600258PMC
October 2015
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A Case of Acute Upper Airway Obstruction in a Pediatric Hemophilia A Patient Because of Spontaneous Retropharyngeal Hemorrhage.

Ann Emerg Med 2016 05 3;67(5):616-9. Epub 2015 Oct 3.

Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Asklepios Klinik Sankt Augustin, German Pediatric Heart Center, Sankt Augustin, Germany.

We report a rare case of acute upper airway obstruction caused by spontaneous retropharyngeal hemorrhage as a result of hemophilia A in a 16-year-old pediatric patient who routinely received factor VIII replacement. Initial diagnosis was delayed because the patient presented with symptoms, such as throat pain and odynophagia, similar to those of common benign upper airway infections. Within 2 days of the initial presentation of symptoms, the patient went into respiratory failure as a result of retropharyngeal hemorrhage. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01960644150126
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.08.028DOI Listing
May 2016
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[Spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma with fatal outcome].

Rofo 2015 Sep 21;187(9):810-2. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1399016DOI Listing
September 2015
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Posterior mediastinal hematoma after a simple fall in a patient with normal coagulation.

Acute Med Surg 2016 01 12;3(1):43-45. Epub 2015 May 12.

Department of General Thoracic Surgery Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital Ibaraki Japan.

Case: A 77-year-old woman presented with neck swelling and odynophagia following a fall from standing height. She had no history of antiplatelet or anticoagulant use. Computed tomography of the chest showed an isodense to hypodense soft tissue mass in the bilateral carotid space, retropharyngeal space, and posterior mediastinum. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ams2.119DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5667218PMC
January 2016
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Acute airway obstruction due to retropharyngeal haematoma caused by a large fish bone in a patient with hypertension caused by a pheochromocytoma.

BMJ Case Rep 2015 Mar 10;2015. Epub 2015 Mar 10.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Retropharyngeal haematoma (RH) is an extremely rare but potentially life-threatening condition that requires an early diagnosis and immediate management. Acute complications arise from compression and obstruction of the upper airway and oesophagus with the risk of consecutive aspiration. We present the case of a 48-year-old man with formation of a RH after accidental ingestion of a large fish bone with hypertension as comorbidity caused by a so far undiagnosed pheochromocytoma. Read More

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http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bcr-2014-208644
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2014-208644DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4369049PMC
March 2015
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Dysphagia, hoarseness, and a hypopharyngeal mass.

A A Case Rep 2014 Nov;3(9):123-5

From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; †Otolaryngology Resident, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut; and ‡Department of Otolarngology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

We describe a patient who developed a hypopharyngeal mass (in the setting of a cervical osteophyte) while taking clopidogrel and aspirin for coronary artery disease. He had a 2-month history of progressive dysphagia and hoarseness. Physical examination and computed tomography scan revealed a soft tissue retropharyngeal mass of unclear etiology yet with a stable airway. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/XAA.0000000000000084DOI Listing
November 2014
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Retropharyngeal Hematoma due to Oral Warfarin Usage.

Turk J Emerg Med 2014 Dec 2;14(4):182-4. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir.

Retropharyngeal hematoma due to anticoagulant usage is a rare, life-threatening situation which must be immediately diagnosed and treated. Immediate control of the airway and coagulopathy are the bases of treatment management. Patients often respond to conservative treatment but occasionally urgent tracheostomy and endotracheal intubation may be necessary. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5505/1304.7361.2014.25594DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4909968PMC
December 2014
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Retropharyngeal hematoma secondary to cervical spine surgery: report of one fatal case.

J Forensic Sci 2014 Sep 24;59(5):1427-31. Epub 2014 Jun 24.

Service de Médecine Légale, CHU Toulouse-Rangueil, 1 Avenue Professeur Jean Poulhès, Toulouse Cedex 9, 31059, France.

A 53-year-old woman suffering from radicular pain due to cervical herniation underwent a spinal surgery consisting of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with an implantable titanium cage. Five hours after the procedure, the patient developed cervical swelling and dyspnea. An emergency surgery permitted evacuation of a deep cervical hematoma and intubation of the patient, who died some minutes later. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.12518DOI Listing
September 2014
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Airway obstruction by a retropharyngeal hematoma secondary to thoracic aortic aneurysm rupture.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2013 Dec 27;8:232. Epub 2013 Dec 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyorin University, 6-20-2, Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan.

Background: Retropharyngeal hematoma is a rare form of pharyngeal pathology and can present as acute airway obstruction. Among the many causes of retropharyngeal hematoma, thoracic aortic rupture is extremely rare.

Methods And Results: A 78-year-old female with airway obstruction by a retropharyngeal hematoma secondary to thoracic aortic aneurysm rupture was successfully treated by total aortic arch replacement and open stent-graft insertion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-8090-8-232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3891989PMC
December 2013
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Risk factors for postoperative retropharyngeal hematoma after anterior cervical spine surgery.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2014 Feb;39(4):E246-52

From the Cervical Spine Service, Washington University, Department of Orthopedics, St. Louis, MO.

Study Design: Retrospective review of prospective database.

Objective: To investigate risk factors involved in the development of anterior cervical hematomas and determine any impact on patient outcomes.

Summary Of Background Data: Postoperative (PO) hematomas after anterior cervical spine surgery require urgent recognition and treatment to avoid catastrophic patient morbidity or death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0000000000000139DOI Listing
February 2014
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Transient neuronal injury followed by intravascular injection during an ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block.

Anesth Pain Med 2013 1;2(3):134-7. Epub 2013 Jan 1.

Department of Anesthesiology, Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.

Ultrasound guidance for pain interventions is becoming increasing recognized as a useful imaging tool. One of the common interventions where it is gaining wider acceptance is during the performance of a stellate ganglion block. The following is a unique report where intravascular and neuronal injury occurred during the performance of an ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block followed by dysphagia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/aapm.7823DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3821125PMC
November 2013
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An unexpected complication of occipitocervical stabilization surgery: retropharyngeal hematoma.

Spine J 2013 Oct 8;13(10):e39-42. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul Educational and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Background Context: To report a unique case of an unexpected complication of occipitocervical stabilization surgery that is retropharyngeal hematoma (RH).

Purpose: Postoperative RH is a very rare complication and has never been reported after posterior occipitocervical surgery.

Study Design: Case report. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2013.05.058DOI Listing
October 2013
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Tracheo-oesophageal compression due to massive spontaneous retropharyngeal haematoma.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2013 Jul 21;17(1):179-80. Epub 2013 Mar 21.

Oxford Oesophagogastric Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Spontaneous retropharyngeal haematoma and dissecting intramural haematoma of the oesophagus are two distinct, but rare, phenomena. We describe the first case of complete tracheo-oesophageal obstruction due to spontaneous retropharyngeal haematoma presenting with chest pain and dysphagia. Rapid imaging allowed life-saving transfer to the regional specialist centre, with immediate surgical intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivt118DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3686388PMC
July 2013
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Retropharyngeal hematoma secondary to minor blunt neck trauma: case report.

Rev Bras Anestesiol 2012 Sep-Oct;62(5):731-5

Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Trabzon, Turkey.

Background And Objectives: The development of a retropharyngeal hematoma following a blunt trauma is a rare occurrence. However, a space-occupying lesion in this area can be life-threatening and requires rapid assessment and treatment. This is clinically important because of the close proximity of the retropharyngeal space to the upper airway. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0034-7094(12)70171-XDOI Listing
November 2013
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Uncommon presentations of parathyroid adenoma.

Head Neck 2013 Sep 21;35(9):E265-8. Epub 2012 Aug 21.

Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Background: Patients with parathyroid adenomas (PAs) are commonly encountered in otolaryngology and may present with asymptomatic hypercalcemia. Retropharyngeal hematoma and recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) paralysis are less commonly encountered presentations and may be harbingers of a malignant process.

Methods And Results: We present 2 patients with rare presentations of parathyroid adenoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.23124DOI Listing
September 2013
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Retropharyngeal hematoma secondary to whiplash injury in childhood: a case report.

Turk Neurosurg 2012 ;22(4):521-3

Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey.

Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) has been reported as an adult phenomenon. Whiplash injury has classically been described as a cervical soft tissue hyperextension- flexion injury after a trauma such as a rear end impact car crash, contact sport injuries, blows to the head from a falling object or a punch and shaken baby syndrome and is mostly seen in adults . It is important as it may cause severe disability due to spinal cord injury, decrease work productivity and even retropharyngeal hematoma resulting airway obstruction and mortality due to bleeding amongst deep cervical fascias. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.4011-10.0DOI Listing
December 2012
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Sudden asphyxia caused by retropharyngeal hematoma after blunt thyrocervical artery injury.

J Emerg Med 2012 Sep 25;43(3):451-6. Epub 2012 Feb 25.

Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.

Background: Retropharyngeal hematomas are often associated with blunt cervical spine injury. Generally, they improve with conservative treatment; however, rarely, airway obstruction occurs due to delayed swelling of retropharyngeal hematoma.

Objectives: To report a case of sudden asphyxia due to retropharyngeal hematoma caused by blunt thyrocervical artery injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.05.094DOI Listing
September 2012
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Spontaneous retropharyngeal haematoma: report of a case.

ANZ J Surg 2011 Oct;81(10):756

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October 2011
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Retropharyngeal hematoma from parathyroid hemorrhage in a hemodialysis patient.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2012 Oct 6;39(5):527-30. Epub 2011 Nov 6.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

A case of a spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma in a patient on chronic hemodialysis is described. A 75-year-old man presented with a 5-day history of throat discomfort and neck swelling. He had been on hemodialysis for chronic renal failure with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Read More

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October 2012
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Difficult passage of the endotracheal tube and massive nasal bleeding during awake nasal fiberoptic intubation in a patient with airway obstruction caused by neck hematoma--a case report.

Middle East J Anaesthesiol 2011 Feb;21(1):125-7

Department of Anesthesiology, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho Kashihara Nara 634-8522, Japan.

A 60 yr-old male underwent anterior cervical fusion under general anesthesia. Neck swelling was observed at the next morning. Subsequently, emergent CT scanning was performed, which revealed a retropharyngeal hematoma narrowing the upper airway and right anterior neck hematoma significantly deviating the trachea and larynx. Read More

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February 2011
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Dysphagia and airway compromise as a result of retropharyngeal haematoma following undiagnosed odontoid peg fracture: a case report.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011 Sep;93(6):e114-6

Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, UK.

Airway compromise following a cervical spine injury is an unusual cause of respiratory distress. We describe a patient who developed a retropharyngeal haematoma that caused dysphagia, dysarthria and acute airway compromise seven days following a fall, with no other signs of cervical spine injury. The patient was found to have a type 2 fracture through the junction of the odontoid peg and body of C2 with an associated prevertebral haematoma and soft tissue oedema. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1308/147870811X591684DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5827076PMC
September 2011
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An elderly woman with increasing dyspnoea after a fall.

Emerg Med J 2011 Sep;28(9):806-8

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

An otherwise healthy 92-year-old woman was admitted to our department with shortness of breath and dysphagia 10 h after a fall in her bathroom. Medical checkup at another institution had not uncovered the causation of the complaints. Clinical and radiological examinations at our department then revealed an expanding retropharyngeal and prevertebral haematoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emj.12.2010.3642repDOI Listing
September 2011
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Case report: mediastinal hematoma secondary to hypertension, presenting as a retropharyngeal space abscess.

Laryngoscope 2010 ;120 Suppl 4:S179

The majority of retropharyngeal hematomas described in the literature have been associated with anticoagulation therapy, tumors, aneurysm, infection or cervical spine injury. We present a case of a 55-year-old African American female with acute chest pain, sore throat, and dysphagia. Her past medical history was significant for uncontrolled hypertension and cervical spine arthritis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.21643DOI Listing
February 2011
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Torticollis: not always the usual suspects.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2011 Jan;27(1):32-3

Graduate Medical Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33701, USA.

We describe the clinical presentation, radiographic findings, management, and outcome of nontraumatic spinal epidural hematoma in a 10-month-old male infant with severe hemophilia (<1% activity). This patient presented with torticollis, and the differential diagnosis included intramuscular hemorrhage, retropharyngeal abscess, muscle spasm, and epidural hematoma. A computed tomography scan revealed extensive spinal epidural hematoma from C1-L4. Read More

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January 2011
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Retropharyngeal haematoma - an unusual cause of airway obstruction.

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Mj Lin C Sinclair

J Surg Case Rep 2011 Oct 1;2011(10). Epub 2011 Oct 1.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

Retropharyngeal haematoma is a rare and potentially fatal cause of airway obstruction. The treatment of retropharyngeal haematoma is contentious. We report a case of an 84 year old woman on aspirin and warfarin who developed a retropharyngeal haematoma following minor blunt head and neck trauma. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3649315PMC
October 2011
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An elderly woman with increasing dyspnoea after a fall.

BMJ Case Rep 2011 Feb 15;2011. Epub 2011 Feb 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

An otherwise healthy 92-year-old woman was admitted to our department with shortness of breath and dysphagia 10 h after a fall in her bathroom. Medical checkup at another institution had not uncovered the causation of the complaints. Clinical and radiological examinations at our department then revealed an expanding retropharyngeal and prevertebral haematoma. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3062380PMC
February 2011
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Spontaneous retropharyngeal haematoma.

Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp 2012 Jan-Feb;63(1):77-8. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Virgen de la Luz, Cuenca, España.

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May 2012
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