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Rectus Muscle Hematoma as a Rare Differential Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen; a Case Report

Mohammadreza Maleki-Verki, Hasan Motamed




Rectus sheath hematoma is a rare but well-known problem. Exercise, pregnancy, subcutaneous injection of insulin, abdominal surgery and severe coughs can be predisposing factors of hemorrhage in the mentioned muscle sheath. Here, we will discuss a case of rectus sheath hematoma in a 28 year-old female patient who presented to emergency department with complaint of abdominal pain and improved in 1 week with palliative care.


Rectus abdominis; hemorrhage; abdomen, acute; emergency service, hospital; ultrasonography


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/emergency.v6i1.21261


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