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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis|
|State||Published - Sep 2006|
- Venous thrombosis
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