Emerg Med J 26:49 doi:10.1136/emj.2008.058537
  • Images in emergency medicine

Rectus sheath haematoma: over-diagnosis and under-diagnosis

  1. M-Y Huang,
  2. W-H Chang
  1. Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Dr M-Y Huang, Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Section 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei, Taiwan; m.c.yuan{at}
  • Accepted 21 February 2008

A 68-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with severe and progressive left lower quadrant abdominal pain which had persisted for 24 h. She had had bronchiectasis with chronic cough for years but …

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