Open Access Case Report Article ID: JSSR-1-110

    Spontaneous Rectus Sheath Haematoma – “Less is More”

    Diwakar R Sarma*, Vivian Farago, Mark Watson and Jacek Adamek

    Anterior rectus sheath haematoma is a rare condition that typically arises from rupture of the inferior epigastric artery in patients with coagulation disorder, on anticoagulation, or after abdominal trauma. We report an unusual case of spontaneous rupture of the superior epigastric artery following a violent paroxysm of coughing in a young adult with no known coagulopathy. This case highlights the importance of radiology in clinching the diagnosis and aiding in successful conservative management with complete resolution.


    Published on: Sep 2, 2015 Pages: 33-34

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2968.000010
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