Spontaneous abdomen and abdominal wall hematomas due to anticoagulant/antiplatelet use: Surgeons' perspective in a single center

Colakoglu M. K., Ozdemir A., Kalcan S., Demir A., Demiral G., Pergel A.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.26, no.1, pp.50-54, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: The incidence of abdominal wall hematomas increased after the introduction of anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs in clinical practice. These patients are usually old, and they have more than one comorbidity. Most spontaneous hematomas tend to limit itself and conservative treatment with close follow up is usually enough, but surgery is an option that should be decided critically. Unnecessary surgical interventions could worsen the situation. The present study aims to analyze the results of patients under anticoagulant/antiplatelet treatment and with spontaneous abdominal wall hematomas from surgeons' perspective.