Spontaneous perforating hematoma of the rectum - Report of a case

Sarvam P. TerKonda, Francis C. Nichols, Michael G. Sarr

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Intramural hematomas of the intestine most often occur in the setting of blunt abdominal trauma. However, spontaneous hematomas can occur secondary to either hematologic disorders or use of anticoagulant therapy. There has been no clearly documented report of a spontaneous rectal hematoma. We describe the novel treatment of a patient with a spontaneous intramural hematoma of the rectum which presented as an abdominal catastrophe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1992


  • Anticoagulation
  • Intramural hematoma
  • Rectal hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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