European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 254, Issue 9–10, pp 478–480 | Cite as

Blindness as a rare complication of neck dissection

  • O. Öğretmenoğlu
  • S. Kaya
  • Ö. F. Ünal
Case Report


Blindness is a rare and rather unexpected complication of neck dissection. There have been only a few cases reported to date, all following bilateral neck dissections. We present a case of blindness after one-sided neck dissection and an insidious finding of bilateral common carotid artery occlusion.

Key words

Surgical complications Neck dissection Blindness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Öğretmenoğlu
    • 1
  • S. Kaya
    • 1
  • Ö. F. Ünal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryHacettepe University Medical FacultyAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Kugu Çikmazi sokak B-31/2Bilkent Çamlik Sitesi BilkentAnkaraTurkey

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