Conservative treatment of giant abdominal wall hematoma

Nurdan Ergün, Arif A.lper Cevik, C. James Holliman, Metin Manisali, Feyzullah Inan, Tahsin Sarisoy

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Abstract

A fifty-seven-year-old male patient on warfarin therapy presented to the emergency department with severe abdominal pain that had started after a cough episode and persisted for four days. Ultrasonography showed an extensive hematoma, 17x14x7 cm in size, but failed to determine whether it was located intra-abdominally or in the abdominal wall. Computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of abdominal wall hematoma (25x21x10 cm). The patient was treated conservatively, and abdominal findings resolved progressively in three days. This case report illustrates that ultrasonography findings may sometimes be inconclusive and, in the early period, computed tomography may be required to confirm the diagnosis of abdominal wall hematomas. Giant abdominal wall hematomas can be successfully treated with conservative methods even physical findings of acute abdomen accompany the clinical picture. To our knowledge, this is the largest abdominal wall hematoma hitherto reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalUlusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

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Abdominal Wall
Hematoma
Ultrasonography
Tomography
Acute Abdomen
Warfarin
Cough
Abdominal Pain
Hospital Emergency Service
Conservative Treatment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Ergün, Nurdan ; Cevik, Arif A.lper ; Holliman, C. James ; Manisali, Metin ; Inan, Feyzullah ; Sarisoy, Tahsin. / Conservative treatment of giant abdominal wall hematoma. In: Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 141-144.
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Conservative treatment of giant abdominal wall hematoma. / Ergün, Nurdan; Cevik, Arif A.lper; Holliman, C. James; Manisali, Metin; Inan, Feyzullah; Sarisoy, Tahsin.

In: Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.04.2004, p. 141-144.

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