Rectus sheath haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Acute left lower quadrant pain

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

No oral or IV contrast as patient in renal failure.

Haematoma containing a fluid-fluid level indicating liquid blood - note gas in the subcutaneous fat of the right abdominal wall due to subcutaneous fragmin injections (arrow).  In virtually all cases of this condition there is use of an anticogulant and the haematomas can become extremely large.

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Case Information

rID: 17374
Case created: 8th Apr 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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