2014 | Month:July | Volume:1 | Issue:1 | Page:32-34

Rectus sheath hematoma – An uncommon complication following caesarean delivery

Rectus sheath hematoma is a well documented clinical entity, though uncommon and often clinically misdiagnosed cause of acute abdomen. The non-specific nature of presentation combined with a lower incidence of the disorder leads to difficulty in diagnosing. Our patient presented with rectus sheath hematoma, following caesarean section on 9th post-operative day. She presented with wound discharge and lower abdominal pain. The case report is presented to increase the awareness in considering this entity in the differential diagnosis and management of acute lower abdominal pain. Rectus sheath hematoma’s early diagnosis and appropriate treatment may help to prevent complications.

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