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Radiation Medicine

, 26:446 | Cite as

Spontaneous internal oblique hematoma successfully treated by transcatheter arterial embolization

  • Tomoe Nakayama
  • Tatsuyuki Ishibashi
  • Daihiko Eguchi
  • Kinya Yamada
  • Daisuke Tsurumaru
  • Katsumi Sakamoto
  • Hiromu Hidaka
  • Hidetaka Masuda
Case Report

Abstract

Abdominal wall hematoma is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain. We report a case of internal oblique hematoma caused by rupture of the subcostal artery in a 57-year-old woman. Ultrasonography (US) showed a hypoechoic mass in the right lateral abdominal wall. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a large soft tissue mass with extravasation of contrast medium located in the right internal oblique muscle. Angiography showed contrast extravasation from the subcostal artery, and transcatheter arterial embolization was performed successfully.

Key words

Abdominal wall hematoma Internal oblique muscle Subcostal artery Transcatheter arterial embolization 

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© Japan Radiological Society 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoe Nakayama
    • 1
  • Tatsuyuki Ishibashi
    • 1
  • Daihiko Eguchi
    • 2
  • Kinya Yamada
    • 3
  • Daisuke Tsurumaru
    • 4
  • Katsumi Sakamoto
    • 1
  • Hiromu Hidaka
    • 1
  • Hidetaka Masuda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNakatsu Municipal HospitalNakatsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNakatsu Municipal HospitalNakatsuJapan
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineNakatsu Municipal HospitalNakatsuJapan
  4. 4.Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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