Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage as a Complication of Percutaneous Intervention: Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature
Nitin Sajnani , Douglas B Bogart*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 16
Last Page: 22
Publisher ID: TOCMJ-7-16
Article History:Received Date: 6/8/2012
Acceptance Date: 1/9/2012
Electronic publication date: 28/2/2013
Collection year: 2013
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Retroperitoneal hemorrhage (RPH) is an infrequent but serious complication of transfemoral percutaneous procedures. We present 2 cases and review the literature regarding the incidence, risk factors, clinical features and complications of RPH. We propose a management strategy for this problem emphasizing an anatomical based interventional approach if the patient does not stabilize with volume resuscitation.