Rectus Sheath Hematoma: Three Case Reports

Selin Kapan; Ahmet N Turhan; Halil Alis; Mustafa U Kalayci; Sinan Hatipoglu; Hakan Yigitbas; Ersan Aygun


J Med Case Reports 

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Rectus sheath hematoma is a rarely seen entity often misdiagnosed as acute abdomen. Prompt history taking with careful physical examination and appropriate imaging studies help the correct diagnosis avoiding unnecessary laparotomies. CT seems to be the most appropriate choice of imaging. Management is conservative in most cases including bed rest, analgesia, intravenous fluid replacement and blood transfusions when necessary.

Authors' Contributions

SK was involved in the management of the patient as well as writing the case reports. HA and MUK were involved in the management of the patients. ANT and EA has been involved in the correction of the manuscript as well as general supervision. SH and HY were involved in the design of the study and helped to draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.


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