THYROID SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Internist Misses Hyperthyroidism Leading to Fatal Arrhythmia THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  a stroke from undiagnosed atrial fibrillation and hyperthyroidism. For ten years, this patient was being seen by an internist for …  values in the hospital revealed grossly elevated thyroid hormone levels indicating uncontrolled hyperthyroidism. Upon reviewing …

Myxedema Coma Confused for Stroke; Patient Taken Off Life Support THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, hypothyroidism, and a myocardial infarction. The patient was worked up for what was …  the patient had been in a myxedema coma due to the hypothyroidism and a simple medication adjustment could have significantly altered …

Improper Follow-Up of Thyroid Cancer Results in Metastasis THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

Improper Follow-Up of Thyroid Cancer Results in Metastasis

…  patient who had a history of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid and underwent a right thyroid lobectomy with the removal of six lymph …  the patient underwent preoperative testing for a hernia surgery and X-ray imaging showed a nodule suspicious for malignancy. The …

Clinically Unstable Patient Undergoes Elective Surgery and Dies THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  medical history that was significant for hypertension, hypothyroidism, and liver cirrhosis. The patient was scheduled for an elective …  underwent pre-admissions testing in preparation for her surgery. At this time, the medical records demonstrated that the patient had a …

Missed Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer Results in Fatal Metastasis THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

…  case involves a 56-year-old male with a goiter on his thyroid (right side) of his neck which was removed and on the pathology report …  found suspicious tissue.  He was advised to have his left thyroid removed as a precaution.  Two PET Scans were done after both …

Hernia Repair Turns Deadly THYROID SURGERY Expert Case

Hernia Repair Turns Deadly

A 45-year-old male patient presented to an outpatient surgical center for laparoscopic repair of a hiatal hernia using Composix mesh. The procedure went without any complication and the patient was discharged the next day after receiving a prophylactic do …