Rectus Sheath Hematoma Following Intravenous Thrombolysis With Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Cerebral Infarction: A Case Report


A 76-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our department because of aphasia and right hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed cerebral infarction caused by occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery, and alteplase therapy was started. Thrombectomy was subsequently performed, resulting in recanalization. On day 4 after admission, he complained of epigastric pain when coughing. On day 8, contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a left abdominal rectus sheath hematoma without extravasation.


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