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CASE REPORT
Endovascular management of a case of spontaneous retroperitoneal haematoma complicated with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Summary

Spontaneous retroperitoneal haematoma (SRH) can be a life-threatening emergency presenting with hypovolaemic shock. SRH has been rarely reported with May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) where it occurs due to rupture of the iliac vein or venous collaterals. We report a case of MTS that presented with deep venous thrombosis of the left lower limb complicated by bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) and a large pelvic haematoma. The simultaneous occurrence of a large pelvic haematoma and PE offered a therapeutic challenge. Successful endovascular management of the case is discussed in this report.

  • cardiovascular medicine
  • interventional cardiology
  • venous thromboembolism
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