Abdominal rectus sheath hematoma in an elderly patient on oral anticoagulant therapy: A case report Oral antikoagülan tedavisi alan yaşli bir hastada abdominal rektus kilifi hematomu: Bir olgu sunumu

Özerdem G., ÖZDEMİR Ö., Yazici G. E., Kaya B.

Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.20, no.1, pp.146-148, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.027
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-148
  • Keywords: Hematoma, oral anticoagulant therapy, rectus sheath hematoma
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


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.