Spontaneous breast hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy requiring angiography and embolization

Robert Dunlap, Carson Kisner, Christos S. Georgiades, Andrew Demmert, Gray R. Lyons

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Abstract

Spontaneous breast hematoma is a rare complication of therapeutic anticoagulation therapy with few cases reported in the literature. We present a case of spontaneous breast hematoma resulting in hypotension and symptomatic anemia. Angiography demonstrated multiple sites of hemorrhage within the breast, which was treated with gelatin sponge embolization. This case highlights the role of interventional radiology in the treatment of breast hematoma, as well as reviews the arterial vascular anatomy of the breast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume69
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Breast hematoma
  • Embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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