Treatment of a symptomatic neck mass appeared ten years after thyroidectomy with endovascular embolization: Case report Tiroidektomiden on yıl sonra ortaya çıkan semptomatik boyun kitlesinin endovasküler embolizasyonla tedavisi

Gönen K. A., Dusak A., Erdoǧan C., HAKYEMEZ B.

Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.33, no.2, pp.568-571, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2011-25372
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.568-571
  • Keywords: Arteriovenous fistula, Embolization, Therapeutic, Thyroidectomy
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Thyroid surgery is safe and can generally be performed with minimal morbidity. Most of the postoperative complications following thyroid surgery are not life-threatening, but can affect the quality of life. Arteriovenous fistula of the superior thyroid artery and vein is a rare complication of thyroid surgery. Patients with a history of thyroidectomy may present with a symptomatic neck mass in the late period. The possibility of an arteriovenous fistula of the superior thyroid artery and vein should be considered in such cases. Interventional radiology is successful in the definitive diagnosis and treatment of arteriovenous fistulas. In this article, an arteriovenous fistula diagnosed 10 years after thyroidectomy was defined. The fistula between superior thyroid artery and vein was treated with detachable coils and glue embolizations. © 2013 by Türkiye Klinikleri.