ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Abdominal rectus sheath hematoma in an elderly patient on oral anticoagulant therapy: a case report
Gökhan Özerdem1, Özcan Özdemir2, Güliz Erdem Yazıcı2, Bülent Kaya3
1Çağ Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Bölümü, Ankara
2Çağ Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Bölümü, Ankara
3Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.027
Rectus sheath hematoma is a rarely seen entity often misdiagnosed as acute abdomen. Prompt history with careful physical examination and appropriate imaging studies help the correct diagnosis avoiding unnecessary laparotomies. In this article, we report a 67-year-oldmale patient on oral anticoagulant therapy due to mitral valve replacement who developed rectus sheath hematoma.
Keywords : Hematoma; oral anticoagulant therapy; rectus sheath hematoma
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