It’s not inside, it’s on top! – An unusual cause of right iliac fossa pain

  • Natasha Singh Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Magenthran Govender Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Keywords: Rectus sheath hematoma

Abstract

Rectus sheath haematoma (RSH) is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain, but can mimic a variety of acute surgical conditions. Computed tomography (CT) provides the diagnosis and avoids unnecessary procedures.

Author Biographies

Natasha Singh, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Registrar
Department of General Surgery
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Magenthran Govender, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Head of Clinical Unit
Department of General Surgery
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University;
Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital
Published
2016-06-29
How to Cite
Singh, N., & Govender, M. (2016). It’s not inside, it’s on top! – An unusual cause of right iliac fossa pain. South African Journal of Surgery, 54(2), 55-56. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.co.za/index.php/sajs/article/view/1947
Section
Case Reports