Rectus sheath haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Christophe Schepers

Presentation

Acute abdominal pain left iliac fossa, history of diverticulitis.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
CT

Large heterogeneous mass anterior to the left rectus abdominis muscle. This mass is sharply defined and does not spread elsewhere. In the mass there is some extravasation of contrast which is compatible with acute (arterial) bleeding. 

Case Discussion

Findings are compatible with acute bleeding rectus sheath haematoma.

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Case information

rID: 56398
Case created: 30th Oct 2017
Last edited: 31st Oct 2017
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