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Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1998 Aug;107(8):708-12.

Cervical Thorotrast granuloma: a review of the literature and a new treatment modality.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston 02114, USA.


Extravasation of thorium dioxide after transcervical carotid angiography has resulted in persistent open draining neck wounds. These difficult problems have remained a challenge for the treating head and neck surgeon. Neck dissection has been the mainstay of treatment in the past; however, this has been fraught with complications. The application of doxycycline sclerosis is described in the successful resolution of a large thorotrast granulomatous neck wound. A review of the literature and the management options of Thorotrast granulomas are discussed.

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