Fatal spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma in a patient with cirrhosis

Danielle M. McCarthy, Shashi Bellam

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010


  • Abdominal wall hematoma
  • cirrhosis
  • rectus sheath hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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