Rectus sheath hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Christophe Schepers


Acute abdominal pain left iliac fossa, history of diverticulitis.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

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 hematoma.

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Case information

rID: 56398
Published: 30th Oct 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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