The use of ultrasound to differentiate rectus sheath hematoma from other acute abdominal disorders

@article{Klingler1999TheUO,
  title={The use of ultrasound to differentiate rectus sheath hematoma from other acute abdominal disorders},
  author={Paul J. Klingler and Gerold J. Wetscher and Karl Glaser and Joerg Tschmelitsch and Thomas M Schmid and Ronald A. Hinder},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={1129-1134}
}
Background: Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is a rare entity that can mimic an acute abdomen. Therefore, we designed a study to analyze the etiology, frequency, diagnosis using ultrasound, and treatment of RSH. Methods: A total of 1,257 patients admitted for abdominal ultrasound for acute abdominal pain or unclear acute abdominal disorders were evaluated. Results: In 23 (1.8%) patients, an RSH was diagnosed; three of them were not diagnosed preoperatively by ultrasound. Of 13 men and 10 women… CONTINUE READING