CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 368-370

Acute baroreflex-mediated hemodynamic instability during thyroid surgery: A case report


Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

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Dr. Eun Kyung Choi
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, 170, Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu
Korea
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_76_19

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During thyroid surgery, intraoperative hemodynamic instability can be attributed to episodic surges of thyroid hormones. Thyroid storms are emergency situations characterized by persistent hypertension, tachycardia, hyperthermia, and end-organ damage. However, baroreflex-mediated neurogenic phenomena due to surgical procedures near the carotid sinus are a likely cause of acute hemodynamic changes during thyroid surgery. We describe a case of sudden hemodynamic instability occurring after thyroid manipulation during thyroidectomy in a 61-year-old man who presented with a 6-cm-sized thyroid mass in a euthyroid state.


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