Spontaneous Multiple Haematomas in a Patient with Severe COVID-19 Fully Recovered with a Conservative Approach
Roya Alavi-Naini, Farzaneh Gorgani, Zohre Rahmati, Saemeh Pourdehghan, Maryam Keikha, Zahra Farzad
announced: 20. 12. 2021
A significant number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 are prone to thromboembolic events including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, cerebrovascular accident, and myocardial infarction. However, some COVID-19 patients have a higher risk of bleeding that is associated with an increased risk of mortality. We report a 71-year-old woman who was a confirmed case of COVID-19 admitted for pulmonary involvement and complicated acute renal failure. During hospitalization, she suffered from a sudden onset of severe pain in the lower left abdomen as well as a sudden drop in blood pressure and hemoglobin. Haematomas in the left rectus and obturator internus muscle were observed in abdominal and pelvic computed tomography scan. Signs of haemorrhage were also seen in the anterolateral aspect of the bladder with extension to the paracolic, subdiaphragmatic, perihepatic and, perisplenic spaces. The patient was totally recovered by a conservative approach. Bleeding tendency could be a serious complication, especially, in COVID-19 patients with complicated renal failure that receive heparin prophylaxis.
keywords: Haematoma; COVID-19; Bleeding; Coagulopathy
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