Life-threatening hematoma associated with paracentesis: A case report

Siva K. Mulpuru, Naresh A. Mori, Robert L. Levey, Robert Leonardo

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Abstract

Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis is recommended in all high-risk hospitalized medical patients. We describe a unique complication of paracentesis in a patient receiving unfractionated heparin for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis. Our patient developed a very large rectus sheath hematoma and hypotension gradually after paracentesis. Heparin should be used with caution for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in patients undergoing paracentesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalBlood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

Keywords

  • Hematoma
  • Heparin
  • Paracentesis
  • Venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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