Auditory Hallucinations after surgery
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2003 Jan;19(1):29-32. Acute psychotic state due to hyperthyroidism following excision of a mandible bone tumor: a case report. Yang SJ, Wang SY, Chen CC.
The etiology of psychotic symptoms that emerge following surgery needs to be sought to allow physicians to provide effective treatment.
We present the case of a patient who developed hyperthyroidism shortly after excision of a mandible bone tumor and discuss its clinical features, course, and management.
A 48-year-old female without previous thyroid disease accidentally found a tumor over her left mandible bone and underwent excision of the tumor.
Soon after surgery, she suffered from anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, and even auditory hallucinations.
Through careful differential diagnosis and a series of examinations, she was shown to be in a hyperthyroid state. … Hyperthyroidism following surgery is not uncommon and its possibility should be considered when making differential diagnoses.