Spontaneous abdominal wall hematoma: Case report and literature review

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

The spontaneous abdominal wall hematoma is an infrequent entity which corresponds to the accumulation of blood in the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle. We report a case of a patient admitted with chronic heart failure, hypertension, chronic atria fibrillation and chronic renal failure that, although with normal coagulation tests results, developed a spontaneous bleeding in the abdominal wall. Conservative treatment was adopted with success. A review of the literature about the subject and a discussion about the more appropriated approach are followed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Do Carmo, J; Do Carmo, RT; Jammal, AA; Ferreira, RQ; Oliveira, FCF

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 27 - 29

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0101-7772

Citation Source

  • Scopus