Injury of the Major Vessels

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Injury to the great vessels is a feared complication of any surgery involving the neck since it can lead to devastating consequences. It is imperative for the head and neck endocrine surgeon to have a thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the great vessels of the neck, including their anomalous pathways. The scenarios in which the great vessels of the neck are injured can be observed by even the most experienced surgeons. Therefore, it is essential that every surgeon operating in the neck understands techniques for prevention of injury, and is prepared with a management algorithm for both intraoperative and postoperative haemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThyroid Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPreventing and Managing Complications
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780470659502
StatePublished - Dec 18 2012


  • Anomalous vessels
  • Bleeding
  • Carotid artery
  • Complications
  • Innominate artery
  • Internal jugular vein
  • Major vessels
  • Neck surgery
  • Subclavian artery
  • Thyroid surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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