Abdominal compartment syndrome – a fatal complication from a rectus sheath haematoma
- 1General Surgery Department, Barnsley District General Hospital, Barnsley, UK
- 2Radiology Department, Barnsley District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley, UK
- Correspondence to Miss Sadaf F Jafferbhoy,
Rectus sheath haematoma is increasingly being seen in patients with anticoagulation therapy. Abdominal compartment syndrome is a rare complication of rectus sheath haematoma with only two cases reported in literature. The authors report a case of a young male who developed abdominal compartment syndrome from a rectus sheath haematoma secondary to anticoagulation therapy. The case highlights the need for a surgical intervention in such exceptional cases.
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