American journal of emergency medicine vol:19 issue:3 pages:223-224
A case of rectus sheath hematoma diagnosed initially as probable pulmonary embolism in a patient on anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparins for swelling of the left leg is presented. Prompt consideration of this hematoma in the emergency department is important to avoid unnecessary and potentially dangerous treatment,(Am J Emerg Med 2001;19:223-224. Copyright (C) 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company).