James talks to Dr James Wykes about the management of post-operative neck swelling on the wards.
Script Writer: Jenny Liu
Summary Writer: Jenny Liu
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: James Wykes
Dr Wykes is the current Sydney Head Neck Cancer Institute Fellow based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. He has a FRACS in General Surgery and trained at Bankstown, Liverpool and Prince of Wales Hospitals.
With Dr James Wykes, Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute Fellow, New South Wales, Australia
You are a JMO asked to see a patient who has just returned from recovery following a total thyroidectomy. The nurse has called you because the patient has developed some swelling around the wound and seems anxious.
You are a JMO asked to see the patient in Case 1 again in 2 days’ time, but this time the patient is a bit numb around the mouth.
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