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A Fatal Case of a Large Abdominal Wall Muscle Hematoma Secondary to Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Injections
Mi Yeon Kim, Hyeon Ju Kang, Min Sun Ryu, Seo Woo Kim, Yon Ju Ryu, Seok Jeong Lee, Jin Hwa Lee, Jung Hyun Chang, Ji Young Hwang
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2014;29(2):126-130.   Published online May 31, 2014
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The use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) can lead to major life threatening complications, including hematomas. Abdominal wall muscle hematomas are rarely fatal, and encompass a wide spectrum of severity depending on size, etiology, and associated complications; but because of their rarity may be misdiagnosed clinically. We report a fatal case of an 80-year-old female who received LMWH after an episode of pulmonary thromboembolism and was subsequently diagnosed with a large right abdominal wall hematoma complicated with hypovolemic shock and acute kidney injury.


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