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>Journals >Cirugía y Cirujanos >Year 2010, Issue 6


Villena-Tovar JF
Rectus sheath hematoma of the abdomen. Case report
Cir Cir 2010; 78 (6)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 543-545
PDF: 329.94 Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Background: Rectus sheath hematoma in the vast number of cases is due to an inferior epigastric artery tear occasionally due to trauma (not considered serious) or alterations in coagulation or use of anticoagulant therapy. It is an unlikely and difficult to diagnose pathology.
Clinical case: We present the case of a 61-year-old female patient. The patient presented in emergency service with sudden abdominal pain caused by coughing as a result of an upper respiratory tract infection. The culmination was a spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma.
Conclusions: Rectus sheath hematoma is a diagnosis to consider in a previously asymptomatic patient who presents with clinical features of acute pain and appearance of increase of volume in the abdominal wall involving the rectus muscles.


Key words: Hematoma, rectus sheath, epigastric artery.


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