European Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 1231–1234

Life-threatening spontaneous psoas haematoma treated by transcatheter arterial embolization

  • S. D. Qanadli
  • M. El Hajjam
  • F. Mignon
  • F. Bruckert
  • S. Chagnon
  • P. Lacombe
Case report, Cardiovascular radiology

DOI: 10.1007/s003300050824

Cite this article as:
Qanadli, S., El Hajjam, M., Mignon, F. et al. Eur Radiol (1999) 9: 1231. doi:10.1007/s003300050824

Abstract.

We report two cases of large spontaneous psoas haematoma in patients on anticoagulant therapy. Active bleeding was well demonstrated on spiral CT. Transcatheter arterial embolization was used successfully to stop bleeding. The diagnostic strategy, the relevance of spiral computed tomography and our therapeutic approach to this complication are discussed.

Key words: Psoas haematoma Lumbar artery Spiral CT Embolization 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. D. Qanadli
    • 1
  • M. El Hajjam
    • 1
  • F. Mignon
    • 1
  • F. Bruckert
    • 1
  • S. Chagnon
    • 1
  • P. Lacombe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, University René Descartes-Paris V, Ambroise Paré Hospital, 9 avenue Charles de Gaulle, F-92104 Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceFR

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