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Large sternocleidomastoid haematoma after minor trauma in a postradiation neck

Title
Large sternocleidomastoid haematoma after minor trauma in a postradiation neck
Authors
Cheon, Y. J.Kang, B. C.Kim, H. S.
Ewha Authors
강병철전영진김한수
SCOPUS Author ID
강병철scopus; 전영진scopus; 김한수scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
ISSN
1024-9079JCR Link
Citation
vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 420 - 422
Keywords
Complicationscomputed tomographyhaemorrhagehead and neck neoplasmradiation
Publisher
MEDCOM LTD
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS
Abstract
Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle haematoma after minor blunt injury is rare. Radiation therapy as a treatment for head and neck tumours e.g. nasopharyngeal cancer can result in complications, including fibrosis, scarring, and atrophy. We report a 51-year-old man suffering from massive haematoma of SCM muscle after minor blunt injury to a postradiation neck. Signs of haematoma were absent during his first visit to the emergency department. Emergency physicians need to be aware that bleeding from a postradiation neck, even after minor trauma, may be life threatening. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2012;19:420-422)
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