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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 300

Fatal spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma in a patient with cirrhosis


1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
2 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Danielle M McCarthy
Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.66550

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Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is an uncommon and often misdiagnosed condition. This well-described entity is typically self-limited. In rare cases, the condition may be fatal. We report a case of a patient with cirrhosis who died of progressive RSH and its subsequent complications.


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