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15 Possible Causes for Status post Thyroidectomy, Tachycardia

  • Hypokalemia

    A 38-year-old obese woman presented with recurrent polymorphic ventricular tachycardia secondary to persistent hypokalemia necessitating more than 40 DC shocks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clinically, the acute symptoms may resemble a herniated vertebral disc, but hypokalemia per se is life-threatening by causing heart arrest through ventricular tachycardia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] atrial fibrillation ventricular tachycardia Torsades des pointes Lab Investigations Lab investigations should include: CBC (to examine for leukemia or other leukocytic conditions[sharinginhealth.ca]

  • Hamartoma

    The present patient noticed palpitations; ventricular extrasystoleS were detected but no tachycardia was recorded.[revespcardiol.org] A 46-year-old woman with a history of papillary thyroid cancer status post total thyroidectomy underwent the second I radioiodine ablation therapy for lung metastases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Left ventricular hamartoma associated with ventricular tachycardia. Ann Thorac Surg . 2001;71:1673-5. Medline 12 .[revespcardiol.org]

  • Mediastinitis

    He had high fever, chest pain with tachypnea, tachycardia, hypotension, and showed signs of occasional disorientation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Status post total thyroidectomy showing postoperative changes in the form of diffuse subcutaneous thickening and two surgical drains are seen within the operative bed in anterior[radiopaedia.org] On the 4 th postoperative day he developed high fever, tachycardia, and dyspnea.[jstage.jst.go.jp]

  • Acute Mediastinitis

    The symptoms worsened over the next 12 hours with the onset of dyspnea, tachycardia and interscapular pain. [minervamedica.it] Status post total thyroidectomy showing postoperative changes in the form of diffuse subcutaneous thickening and two surgical drains are seen within the operative bed in anterior[radiopaedia.org] The patient is febrile, and tachycardia is noted. About 60% of patients with acute mediastinitis have subcutaneous emphysema or pneumomediastinum.[for-surgeons.com]

  • Hypocalcemia

    Shortly afterwards, he had thyrotoxicosis manifesting as tachycardia and anxiety, followed by development of primary hypothyroidism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] cause Hypoparathyroidism which develops status post total thyroidectomy or completion thyroidectomy Occurs 0% to 46% of patients after total thyroidectomy depending on definition[medicine.uiowa.edu] ECG changes include an intermittent QT lengthening which reflects the potential for life-threatening cardiac electrical instability and thus ventricular tachycardia Laboratory[symptoma.com]

  • Pretibial Myxedema

    Signs and symptoms of Graves' disease are varied and include emotional lability, weight loss, heat intolerance, tachycardia, angina, diarrhea, tremor, myopathy, fever, hypomenorrhea[clinicaladvisor.com] We present a 62-year-old patient with past medical history significant for Graves’ disease now status post thyroidectomy and surgical intervention for exophthalmos who presented[eposters.net] The patient had a past medical history significant for Graves’ disease (a greater than 10-year history), status post thyroidectomy, exophthalmos with lid lag, hypertension[podiatrytoday.com]

  • Parathyroidectomy

    Postoperatively, she demonstrated symptoms and signs of serotonin syndrome; specifically tachycardia, agitation, dystonia and abnormal eye movements.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Therefore, we decided for total thyroidectomy with total parathyroidectomy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a case of a 37-year-old man with tertiary hyperparathyroidism who initially developed unexplained anxiety, diaphoresis, tachycardia, tremor and hyperreflexia one[edmcasereports.com]

  • Arterial Embolism

    Her vital signs were largely stable, apart from tachycardia with atrial fibrillation (Af) that had never been treated.[bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com] Patient B A 37-year-old woman with a history of complex migraines and Graves disease status post thyroidectomy presented with three weeks of progressive speech difficulty[frontiersin.org]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

    Intravenous phentolamine resulted in an immediate desired response but persistent tachycardia needed treatment.[bja.oxfordjournals.org] Past Ocular History None Medical History Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (diagnosed at age 12) with the following features: Metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma status-post[eyerounds.org] They produce excessive adrenaline (epinephrine) secretion leading to tachycardia, palpitations, hypertension and headache.[patient.info]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B

    Pheochromocytoma can present as sustained or episodic hypertension, along with episodic headache, diaphoresis, palpitations, tachycardia, and anxiety.[clinicaladvisor.com] Past Ocular History None Medical History Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (diagnosed at age 12) with the following features: Metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma status-post[webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu] They produce excessive adrenaline (epinephrine) secretion leading to tachycardia, palpitations, hypertension and headache.[patient.info]

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