Postcatheterization Retroperitoneal Hematoma Due to Spontaneous Lumbar Arterial Hemorrhage

@article{Kalinowski1998PostcatheterizationRH,
  title={Postcatheterization Retroperitoneal Hematoma Due to Spontaneous Lumbar Arterial Hemorrhage},
  author={E. Anthony Kalinowski and Scott O. Trerotola},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={21},
  pages={337-339}
}
A patient developed retroperitoneal hemorrhage after cardiac catheterization, initially thought to be a complication of the puncture. Diagnostic evaluation revealed the source to be spontaneous bleeding from a lumber artery, which was successfully embolized. Spontaneous hemorrhage is a recognized complication of anticoagulation therapy and must be considered in the differential diagnosis even in the face of a seemingly obvious source of bleeding.