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November 25, 1974

Spontaneous Retroperitoneal Hematoma: A Complication of Hemodialysis

Author Affiliations

From the medical (Drs. Vanichayakornkul, Cioffi, O'Connell, and Shalhoub) and surgical (Dr. Harper) services, Veterans Administration Hospital, Georgetown, and the departments of medicine (Drs. Cioffi, O'Connell, and Shalhoub) and surgery (Dr. Harper), George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

JAMA. 1974;230(8):1164-1165. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240080046028

Spontaneous retroperitoneal hematomas developed in two patients on long-term dialysis. In one, a femoral nerve palsy resulted. Recovery was slow, but complete. The second patient had the manifestations of obstructive jaundice. Diagnosis was made surgically, the hematoma was evacuated, and the obstruction was relieved.

(JAMA 230:1164-1165, 1974)