Retropharyngeal Hematoma due to Oral Warfarin Usage
Ibrahim TOKER, Ozge DUMAN ATILLA, Murat YESILARAS, Burcu URSAVAS
Department of Emergency Medicine, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir
Keywords: Emergency department; retropharyngeal hematoma; warfarin overdose
Retropharyngeal hematoma due to anticoagulant usage is a rare, life-threatening situation which must be immediately diagnosed and treated. Immediate control of the airway and coagulopathy are the bases of treatment management. Patients often respond to conservative treatment but occasionally urgent tracheostomy and endotracheal intubation may be necessary. We presented a case of retropharyngeal hematoma secondary to warfarin usage in a 49-year-old male.