CT and anatomic study of postcatheterization hematomas.

S. O. Trerotola, J. E. Kuhlman, E. K. Fishman

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Abstract

The appearance of hematomas resulting from transfemoral catheterization as depicted with computed tomography (CT) has been infrequently reported. The authors devised a system for classifying the CT appearance of such iatrogenic hematomas that is based on the anatomic location and route of bleeding. There are four different types of hematomas: retroperitoneal, intraperitoneal, groin and thigh, and abdominal wall. Bleeding spreads along the fascial planes, and the type of hematoma probably depends on whether the bleeding is confined to the femoral sheath or spreads into the femoral triangle. Recognition of the different types is essential as they may have different clinical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-258
Number of pages12
JournalRadiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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