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Title: Rectus sheath haematoma causing ureteric obstruction.
Austin Authors: Hoe, Venetia;Kinnear, Ned J;Christidis, Daniel;O'Connell, Helen E
Affiliation: Department of Urology, Footscray Hospital, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Department of Urology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 10-Jul-2018 2018-07-10
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2018; 2018: bcr-2018-225671
Abstract: Rectus sheath haematoma is an uncommon condition. However, its incidence is increasing, attributed to greater use of anticoagulant therapy. We present the case of an 83-year-old woman on therapeutic enoxaparin for a prior pulmonary embolus who underwent elective right hemicolectomy and developed a rectus sheath haematoma 13 days postoperatively. Her extensive haematoma compressed retroperitoneal structures including the right ureter. She was successfully managed conservatively.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2018-225671
ORCID: 0000-0002-7833-2537
PubMed URL: 29991553
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: general surgery
haematology (drugs and medicines)
urological surgery
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