ID 83818
Author
Miyauchi, Takayuki Department of Surgery, National Kochi Hospital
Miki, Hisatsugu Department of Surgery, National Kochi Hospital
Keywords
Rectus sheath hematoma
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Rectal sheath hematoma has been a well-known clinical entity from the ruin of the ancient Greece. It is relatively rare, however, to encounter this abdominal disorder in the clinical setting. Furthermore, the initial symptoms of rectus sheath hematoma are often similar to those of acute abdominal disorders. Therefore, the majority of the patients with rectus sheath hematoma have been treated with operative procedures because of the difficulty of a differential diagnosis from other abdominal disorders. We recently treated a 74-year female diagnosed with rectus sheath hematoma with the anticoagulants after an episode of cerebral infarction. From the findings of the physical examinations, ultrasound, and computed tomography, we could correctly diagnose, and could treat her with completely conservative methods without any invasive techniques. It is stressed that it is important to recognize this entity of rectus sheath hematoma when patients are examineed, after complaining of acute abdominal pain and with evidence abdominal masses in the clinical setting.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
48
Issue
3-4
Start Page
216
End Page
220
Sort Key
216
Published Date
2001
Remark
FullText File
language
eng
departments
Science and Technology