Respiratory Failure Following Extubation

Moran Amit, Dan M. Fliss

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Respiratory failure after thyroid surgery is a devastating but rare entity. It is usually a sequel of a primary condition. As such, it is crucial for the surgeon to be familiar with this condition and its presentation. Early recognition of risk factors (e.g. neuromuscular co-morbidities) or primary complications (e.g. haematoma, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury) is a key factor in preventing this lethal complication. Treatment relies on early re-establishment of an airway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThyroid Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPreventing and Managing Complications
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780470659502
StatePublished - Dec 18 2012


  • Anaesthesia
  • Goitre
  • Haematoma
  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve
  • Respiratory failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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